“Managing Coal Mine Closure: Achieving a Just Transition for All”
Coalfield Development’s 33-6-3 Workforce Development Model was recently highlighted under education and training programs that help displaced workers succeed in the labor market through re-skilling or retraining in the World Bank Group publication, “Managing Coal Mine Closure: Achieving a Just Transition for All.”
The publication summarizes lessons-learned from more than two decades of World Bank assistance on the impacts of coal mine closure to governments, enterprises, workers and their communities. Education and training programs, such as Coalfield Development’s 33-6-3 Workforce Development Model, offer valuable experience to displaced workers. Workers are offered a 2.5 year contract consisting of 33 hours per week of paid work, 6 credit hours of higher education and 3 hours of personal development mentorship.
The publication details, “Three general categories of education and training programs can be distinguished. First, institutional training by private and/or public agencies. Second, on-the-job training by the private sector. Third, comprehensive training programs that combine institutional and on-the-job training.” At the end of the 2.5 year contract with Coalfield Development, crew members will gain invaluable work experience, earn an Associate’s Degree, and gain clarity on their individual life goals through mentoring. To learn more about the World Bank Group publication, “Managing Coal Mine Closure: Achieving a Just Transition for All,” visit www.worldbank.org.