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The Vale Experience is a great expedition for Vale trainees to learn about our operations and establish an integrated vision with practical knowledge of the company’s business. Throughout this journey, they interact with executives and participate in development actions.

In 2019, 39 trainees from Brazil, Canada, and Mozambique visited five states on a learning and integration experience.

Travel with us and browse the map to access this on-the-road experience.

Rio de Janeiro

Arrival:
June 24th

The trainee program began in Rio de Janeiro, at Vale's headquarters.

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Pará

Arrival:
June 26th

During the second phase, the trainees contributed to the operations and projects of Pará.

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Maranhão

Arrival:
July 3rd

After the trip on EFC railroad, the trainees visited areas and projects in Maranhão.

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Espírito Santo

Arrival:
July 7th

The fourth phase at Tubarão unit focused on technology.

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Minas Gerais

Arrival:
July 9th

The last activities included the area that concentrates the largest number of mines of the company.

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June 24th
June 25th

Rio de Janeiro

The trainee program began in Rio de Janeiro, at Vale's headquarters. The first two days provided the group moments of reflection, content and integration, aiming to boost the protagonism and discussions on several topics –such as safety, talent, transformation, sustainability, and Industry 4.0. This moment was also an opportunity to talk to the CEO, to the executive boardand to Sofia Esteves, from Cia de Talentos.

Activities

June 24th
  • Health and Safety Moment
  • TeamScape
  • Trainee of the future
  • Conversation with Sofia Esteves
  • Lecture: Transformation
  • Workshop Lego
June 25th
  • Conversation with Eduardo Bartolomeo (CEO)
  • Guidance for Vale Experience
  • Cultural Exchange event
  • Sustainability in Vale's Business and Strategic Pillars – Juarez Saliba (executive director of Strategy, Exploration, New Businesses, Technology, and Coal)
  • Vale at Industry 4.0 – Alexandre Pereira (Business Support executive director)
  • Roundtable discussion with the Executive Board

Stories

Bartolomeo shared experiences and emphasized the importance of the trainee’s support for transformation and innovation.
Group gathered for a photo with Vale’s CEO, Eduardo Bartolomeo.
Trainees took part in conversations with some directors – Alexandre Pereira, Juarez Saliba, Marcello Spinelli, and Marina Quental.
Tatiana Matos received the group and Nathan, a trainee, held the Health and Safety Moment.
Trainees split into groups to talk about challenges and their characteristics to drive transformation.
Trainees participated in a dynamics about collaboration with DHEL (School of design, prototyping and robotics).
Participants brought cultural artifacts to show others and promote cultural interaction.
Chat with Sofia Esteves, from Cia de Talentos.
Lecture on Transformation.

I could feel from all of us that we want to be part of this change to Transform Our Future

Gabriel Fillion,
Trainee Vale

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You must push the system

Eduardo Bartolomeo,
Vale´s CEO

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June 26th
July 2nd

Pará

During the second phase, the trainees contributed to the operations and projects of Pará. There, they visited the Operational Control Center, the workshop for off-highway trucks and the S11D - the world's leading mining project, which combines Vale's largest mining complex with cutting-edge technology. What an experience!

Stories

Aerial view arriving to the city of Carajás.
Group at the workshop for off-highway trucks.
Group took photo next to off-highway truck.
Group visiting the Operational Control Center in Carajás.
Stockyard at S11D project.
Photo taken by trainees visiting S11D mine’s lookout point.
Group in the hotel to begin the expedition in Pará.
Mulheres de Barro project, supported by Vale, aims at disseminating the cultural identity of the region.
After the institutional presentation of S11D complex, they visited S11D memorial.
Trainees learned about S11D, the world's leading mining project.
Trainees learned more about the local fauna at the Zoo and Botanical Park.
Chat with Gustavo Bastos, the manager.
Chat with Antônio Padovezi, the North Corridor director.
Trainees at the Training and Engineering Center.
Group woke up very early to take a 16-hour trip aboard EFC’s passenger train to São Luís, in Maranhão.
Trainees took the opportunity to discuss what they’ve learned from Vale Experience and to carry out the proposed activities.
Trainees were amazed by the beauty of the birds in the Botanical Garden.
Group taking photos at the lookout point of the mine in Carajás.

Activities

June 26th
  • Arrival and preparation for visits
June 27th
  • Corporate presentation
  • Operational Control Center
  • Engineering project presentation
  • Training and Engineering Center
  • Visit to mine and operation lookout points
  • Workshop for off-highway trucks
June 28th
  • Visit to the Urban Center
  • Botanical & Zoo Park
  • Mulheres de Barro project
July 1st
  • Institutional presentation about S11D
  • S11D Memorial
  • Plant lookout point
  • COI (Integrated Control Center)
  • Mine lookout point
  • S1 mining area
July 2nd
  • Train trip on EFC railroad (Estrada de Ferro Carajás) to São Luís

Stories

Aerial view arriving to the city of Carajás.
Group at the workshop for off-highway trucks.
Group took photo next to off-highway truck.
Group visiting the Operational Control Center in Carajás.
Stockyard at S11D project.
Photo taken by trainees visiting S11D mine’s lookout point.
Group in the hotel to begin the expedition in Pará.
Mulheres de Barro project, supported by Vale, aims at disseminating the cultural identity of the region.
After the institutional presentation of S11D complex, they visited S11D memorial.
Trainees learned about S11D, the world's leading mining project.
Trainees learned more about the local fauna at the Zoo and Botanical Park.
Chat with Gustavo Bastos, the manager.
Chat with Antônio Padovezi, the North Corridor director.
Trainees at the Training and Engineering Center.
Group woke up very early to take a 16-hour trip aboard EFC’s passenger train to São Luís, in Maranhão.
Trainees took the opportunity to discuss what they’ve learned from Vale Experience and to carry out the proposed activities.
Trainees were amazed by the beauty of the birds in the Botanical Garden.
Group taking photos at the lookout point of the mine in Carajás.

I believe that when we learn in detail the main objective of the company, our daily work becomes a simpler task

Luiza Lanna,
Trainee Vale

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Act as a team, try to learn as much as possible, and be connected

Gustavo Bastos,
Railway Engineering Manager

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July 3rd
July 7th

Maranhão

During the third phase, after the trip on EFC railroad, the trainees visited areas and projects supported by Vale in Maranhão. Regarding the company's operations, they learned about how to control trains and ships as well as how the pelletizing process works.

Activities

July 3rd
  • Vale Botanical Garden
  • Relationship with Communities – Visit to “Ciranda da Educação” and “Sitinho Empreendedor” social projects
July 4th
  • Operational Control Center for port and railroad
  • Workshop for mobile equipment
  • Wheelset replacement center
  • Collaborative center of EFC railroad
  • Laboratório da Eletro
  • Pelletizing
July 5th
  • “Meu Canto” collaborative center
  • Car dumper
  • Stockyard
  • Remote Operations Center
  • Pier IV
  • Simulators of the Training and Engineering Center
  • Laboratories
  • Presentation about technology

Stories

Robotic arms for maintenance on locomotive equipment at Robotic Cell.
Group learned about the simulators where employees are trained on the operation.
Trainees filming the ore stockyard.
View of the ore stockyard.
Trainees during a class about Vale’s trains.
A scale model of Carajás railroad simulates the entire train dynamics at Electro Lab.
Trainees took a close look at Valemax, the world's largest ore carrier.
In addition to visiting the Operational Control Center, the trainees watched an institutional presentation about EFC.
Trainees visited Sitinho Empreendedor project for work and income generation.
Group visited Ciranda da Educação social project.
Trainee in front of the pelletizing plant.
Rotary car dumper in operation.
Meu Canto collaborative center.
Cazumbarro exhibition, at the Botanical Garden, was part of the tour.

We also got a chance to get involved in social projects sponsored by Vale

Lygia Faiman,
Trainee Vale

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July 7th
July 8th

Espírito Santo

The fourth phase at Tubarão unit focused on technology. There, trainees learned more about the Logistics and Pelletizing areas, as well as the Artificial Intelligence Center, where initiatives are developed for the entire company. The AI projects that have already been delivered saved over R$74 million per year. It's too much!

Activities

July 7th
  • Arrival at Vitória, Espírito Santo
July 8th
  • Corporate presentation about Tubarão unit
  • Technical Training Center
  • Artificial Intelligence Center
  • Workshop for railroad cars – model area of Vale Production System (VPS)
  • Tubarão port

Stories

At the Technical Education Center, they learned about some technologies used by Vale.
View of Tubarão port.
Group gathered in front of the railroad car workshop in Vitória.
Trainees learning about Vale Production System (VPS) in the railroad car workshop.
Group gathered around VPS panel in the railroad car workshop.
Chat with Carlos Quartieri, the executive manager of Southeast port.

We had a chance to visit sites and understand more about the process systems that has been widely use on the company in order to guarantee safety and sustainable results

Paula Nacif,
Trainee Vale

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July 9th
July 12th

Minas Gerais

Before finishing, the last activities included the area that concentrates the largest number of mines of the company. There, in addition to visiting them, the trainees learned about the Mineral Development Center and the Integrated Operations Center (COI, Centro de Operações Integradas). The area combines several functions of the iron ore chain, such as planning, scheduling, control, and safety for efficiency and compliance with the corporate strategy. We closed with a golden key!

Stories

Equipment in the Autonomous Mine, in Brucutu, is controlled remotely.
Group takes photo next to off-highway trucks.
Video recorded by trainees atop off-highway truck.
Copper flotation process conducted in Vale's laboratory.
View of a Vale mine.
Lookout points of Vale operations were part of the tour.
Trainees check out the iron ore, Vale's raw material.
Operational area refurbished by employees.
Trainees exchanged feedback during the “feedback board” dynamics.
Marcelo Klein, the Recovery and Development director, talked about what has been done for Brumadinho.
Trainees take photo next to #valeconhecer totem at the operational lookout point.
Group used a Design Thinking technique in a dynamics.
Trainees visited Circuito das Águas in Águas Claras mine.

Activities

July 9th
  • Arrival in Belo Horizonte and trip to Itabira
  • Preparation for visits
July 10th
Itabira
  • Corporate presentation about Cauê mine
  • Workshop for off-highway trucks
  • Mine equipment workshop
  • Integrated Operations Center
  • Conceição II lookout point
  • Stockyard of the plant
  • Itabiruçu dam
July 11th
Brucutu
  • Visit to the Autonomous Mine
  • Mineral Development Center (CDM, Centro de Desenvolvimento Mineral)
July 12th
Nova Lima
  • Arrival at Águas Claras mine
  • Guided tour to Circuito das Águas region
  • Presentation about the Integrated Operations Center
  • Closing dynamics with Cia de Talentos
  • Design Thinking: How to create the best trainee program for Vale?
  • Conversation with Marcelo Klein (Recovery and Development director)

Stories

Equipment in the Autonomous Mine, in Brucutu, is controlled remotely.
Group takes photo next to off-highway trucks.
Video recorded by trainees atop off-highway truck.
Copper flotation process conducted in Vale's laboratory.
View of a Vale mine.
Lookout points of Vale operations were part of the tour.
Trainees check out the iron ore, Vale's raw material.
Operational area refurbished by employees.
Trainees exchanged feedback during the “feedback board” dynamics.
Marcelo Klein, the Recovery and Development director, talked about what has been done for Brumadinho.
Trainees take photo next to #valeconhecer totem at the operational lookout point.
Group used a Design Thinking technique in a dynamics.
Trainees visited Circuito das Águas in Águas Claras mine.

I deeply appreciated the opportunity I had to witness all the innovations that are being applied in the company

Júnia Monteiro,
Trainee Vale

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Trainee´s Profile

Meet the professionals who participated in this edition. Who they are, what area they work for, and what they expected when they started participating in the Global Trainee Program.

Amanda Mueller Costa

Mine (Canaã dos Carajás)

Antonio Josse

Maintenance (Tete)

Bernardo Neves

Strategic Planning (Rio de Janeiro)

Caroline Reis

Planning (Nova Lima)

Gabriel Correia

Port and Railroad (São Luís)

Gabriela Dava

Sustainability (Tete)

Giorgio Zilli

M&A (Rio de Janeiro)

Giovanna Assis

Energy (Nova Lima)

Iago Drumond

Comercial (Nova Lima)

Giovanni Giudice

Port (Vitória)

Jefferson Massari

Pelletizing (Vitória)

Jessica Rodrigues

Mine (Carajás)

Junia Monteiro

Legal (Rio de Janeiro)

Lais Coelho

Mine (Canaã dos Carajás)

André Lemos

Port (Vitória)

Livia Moreira

Mine operation (Itabira)

Luan Santos

Engineering (Nova Lima)

Lucas Augusto Pereira

IT (São Luís)

Lucas Rosa

Mine (Carajás)

Lucas Tsukuda

Marketing (Nova Lima)

Luiza Andrade

Port and Railroad (São Luís)

Luiza Lanna

Procurement (Rio de Janeiro)

Lygia Faiman

Communication (Rio de Janeiro)

Marcos Inácio

Planning (Tete)

Nathan Oliveira

Health and Safety (Rio de Janeiro)

Paula Nacif

Finance (Rio de Janeiro)

Paulo Póvoa

Innovation (Rio de Janeiro)

Pedro Rossi

Mine Planning and Engineering (Carajás)

Rodolpho Neto

Integrated Chain of Value (Nova Lima)

Shelsea Manhanga

Mine Operation (Tete)

Vitor Rocato

Ferrous Minerals Planning and Development (Nova Lima)

Xiluva Mondlane

Engineering (Tete)

Bryan Ricketts

Maintenance (Voisey’s Bay)

Anthony Pucci

Integrated Planning (Toronto)

Vismit Joshi

Technology & Development (Toronto)

Puru Kumar

Technology & Development (Toronto)

David Onalo

Mining Technical Services (Sudbury)

Gabriel Fillion

Mining & Milling (Thompson)

Devon Bekker

Finance & Business Development (Toronto)

Amanda Mueller Costa

Antonio Josse

Bernardo Neves

Caroline Reis

Gabriel Correia

Gabriela Dava

Giorgio Zilli

Giovanna Assis

Iago Drumond

Giovanni Giudice

Jefferson Massari

Jessica Rodrigues

Junia Monteiro

Lais Coelho

André Lemos

Livia Moreira

Luan Santos

Lucas Augusto Pereira

Lucas Rosa

Lucas Tsukuda

Luiza Andrade

Luiza Lanna

Lygia Faiman

Marcos Inácio

Nathan Oliveira

Paula Nacif

Paulo Póvoa

Pedro Rossi

Rodolpho Neto

Shelsea Manhanga

Vitor Rocato

Xiluva Mondlane

Bryan Ricketts

Anthony Pucci

Vismit Joshi

Puru Kumar

David Onalo

Gabriel Fillion

Devon Bekker

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Amanda Mueller Costa

Antonio Josse

Bernardo Neves

Caroline Reis

Gabriel Correia

Gabriela Dava

Giorgio Zilli

Giovanna Assis

Iago Drumond

Giovanni Giudice

Jefferson Massari

Jessica Rodrigues

Junia Monteiro

Lais Coelho

André Lemos

Livia Moreira

Luan Santos

Lucas Augusto Pereira

Lucas Rosa

Lucas Tsukuda

Luiza Andrade

Luiza Lanna

Lygia Faiman

Marcos Inácio

Nathan Oliveira

Paula Nacif

Paulo Póvoa

Pedro Rossi

Rodolpho Neto

Shelsea Manhanga

Vitor Rocato

Xiluva Mondlane

Bryan Ricketts

Anthony Pucci

Vismit Joshi

Puru Kumar

David Onalo

Gabriel Fillion

Devon Bekker

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