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Building Competencies

Once we have recruited top talent, CMC provides additional training, resources and support to develop our employees and build leaders internally. It starts with Core, our rotational training program, which exposes entry-level new hires in commercial and operational positions to our different lines of business: recycling, fabrication and mills. Participating employees gain technical experience along with a better sense of their aptitude for each area—both of which help them map successful career paths.

In addition to training for job-related skills, we offer competence training on leadership and team building, as well as job-specific safety training, including first aid, working at heights and detecting explosive and other dangerous materials in scrap metal.

Beyond internal training, we support the cost of furthering an employee’s education relevant to our business. These investments help to improve retention and performance while giving employees the knowledge base to progress within the company.

Learning the Ropes

In March 2022, CMC graduated the first class of employees in our Modern Steelmaker Program at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona.

The 12-month rotational program provides employees with paid opportunities to learn the steelmaking process at one of the world’s most efficient steel mills in preparation for a role at CMC Steel Arizona.

The program includes leadership and development training, along with enrollment in community college courses to develop technical and soft skills vital to our industry. After four months of classroom instruction, participants begin an eight-month, hands-on apprenticeship at CMC Steel Arizona. They spend just over two months in each part of the mill’s operation to apply the skills they learned in the classroom.

This program has helped with employee retention and has also drawn considerable interest from people outside CMC looking to work in our new Arizona mill. CMC is now aiming to launch similar training programs in other parts of the business.

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