Education Feature: Rebuilding the classroom

A MAJOR shortage of trained and experienced miners is a battle longwall mines, and indeed mines across Australia, continue to fight. The struggle is bound to get harder as the industry continues to fail to win the hearts and minds of tomorrow's industry professionals and tradespeople.
Education Feature: Rebuilding the classroom Education Feature: Rebuilding the classroom Education Feature: Rebuilding the classroom Education Feature: Rebuilding the classroom Education Feature: Rebuilding the classroom

 

Staff Reporter

Across the mining sector a growing skills shortage is impacting heavily on companies. And this will only be exacerbated as the industry moves into a new boom phase. As prices rise and exploration levels escalate, there won’t be enough new graduates to supply the industry.

In a series of special reports, Australia’s Mining Monthly reporter Emily Holme looks at how the mining industry is rebuilding its tarnished image in the classroom; the failure of universities in WA to form an effective collaboration to gain funding for a new specialist education venture; the University of New South Wales $50,000 sponsorship boost; and how mining companies need to deal with lifestyle issues for workers.

Part I: A resource running dryClick Here .

Part II: A resource running dryClick Here .

The need for collaborationClick Here .

Sponsorship welcomedClick Here .

Lifestyle choice the keyClick Here .

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