PotashCorp

PotashCorp is the world’s largest fertilizer company by capacity, producing potash, nitrogen, and phosphate. With operations and business interests in seven countries, PotashCorp is an international enterprise and a key player in helping to feed the world. Initially, the company had three different training programs, but this quickly proved insufficient. To meet its workforce needs, PotashCorp increased investment in its workers; it now has close to 50 training programs, including registered apprenticeship. Graduates of the apprenticeship program become certified master craftsmen upon completion. One apprentice, Danielle Street, described receiving her certification: “personally to me, it’s another credential like getting an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.” The apprentices are mentored and trained by experienced master craftsmen for 6-12 months before they are bestowed certification.