Education and Training

Freeport-McMoRan supports education initiatives and partnerships through a variety of programs, including grants, professional development opportunities for teachers, education outreach, material and resource development and distribution, and scholarships for students. In particular, we place an emphasis on education that promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to help students acquire the skills necessary for success in a knowledge-based economy and society.

Education is fundamentally important to sustainable communities, states and countries. From preschool programs to universities, schools are an important partner in delivering opportunities for people and communities.

Education is fundamentally important to sustainable communities, states and countries. From preschool programs to universities, schools are an important partner in delivering opportunities for people and communities.

In Colorado, we took a leadership role in supporting the nearly 15,000-square-foot Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center at Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Leadville, pledging a total of $1 million over five years (2009-2013). The Center now serves as a location for the college’s outdoor leadership program, trade shows and professional conferences which also creates revenue for the area.

McMoRan Colorado, Climax Mine