EDUCATION AND TRAINING
From field trips and science projects to classroom presentations and archeological digs, Donlin Gold has provided dozens of education opportunities for local students. The company’s support of education programs and events shows Donlin Gold’s commitment to creating a project that enriches the lives of those in the Yukon-Kuskokwim (Y-K) region.
By providing resources and tools to students to explore their interests, youth complete their education and the necessary training for their desired profession.
As a company committed to safety, Donlin Gold has supported the Dragon Slayers program and the participation of our employees in it. This program teaches emergency-response skills to teens in the region.
Donlin Gold has partnered with vocational and training organizations, such as the Kuspuk Career Academy and the Kuskokwim Native Association’s fisheries-management program, providing internships to their participants. The Kuspuk Career Academy focuses on broader educational and professional growth, offering students instruction in math, communications and technological skills.
Donlin Gold is providing opportunities directly to the youth of rural Alaska as a major contributor to both the Calista Education and Culture Scholarship Program and the Kuskokwim Education Foundation (KEF).
The Calista Education and Culture Scholarship fund provides financial assistance to Alaska Native students with ties to the Calista Region, and enables recipients to participate in continuing educational activities and formal study programs. Proceeds directly benefited over 200 students. Educational assistance through KEF is provided for Native people and their descendants from The Kuskokwim Corporation region so students obtain the tools, knowledge and skills to become successful and contributing members of their communities.
The Donlin Gold project has provided many hands-on learning opportunities for students interested in science and engineering, including the fields of geology, archaeology and environmental conservation, in addition to water and fisheries management.
Donlin Gold provides over $100,000 to Excel Alaska, specifically the Decathlon, and supports summer internship programs and Elder-mentor programs through the Rural Alaska Community Action Program.