Gemcom CPD courses endorsed by Geological Society of London

LONDON, U.K. – June 28, 2010 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that the Geological Society of London has issued Continuing Professional Development (CPD) endorsements for training courses for its Gemcom Surpac, Gemcom GEMS, and Gemcom Minex geology and mine planning software systems.

Its strategic mine planning software, Gemcom Whittle(tm), and its mine scheduling software, Gemcom MineSched(tm), have also been CPD endorsed. The Geological Society of London endorses a variety of company courses, and Gemcom's courses meet the criteria for supporting the geologists' to achieve their CPD requirements.

"The Geological Society of London is a professional body for geologists and is committed to the CPD of its members," said Sharon McIntyre, fellowship services manager, Geological Society of London.  "As part of its support of the profession, the society endorses specific training courses, like those offered by Gemcom, that are relevant to the professional development of its members. With this endorsement, members who participate in the courses can be confident that both the course content and the quality of the organisation delivering the course have been reviewed by the Geological Society."

Alan Carmichael, vice president, Gemcom Software Europe, said: "Geologists play a vital role in exploration and mining. The work they do determines the viability of deposits to be mined, and strongly influences the profitability of producing sites."

"Every year Gemcom trains thousands of professionals around the world. We strive to ensure that they have the best possible training on critical software systems that are used on a daily basis to interpret and model geology. The Geological Society of London's endorsement of our Surpac and GEMS courses underlines our commitment to quality and the value of the training we deliver."

Members (Fellows) of the Geological Society of London are eligible to receive a 15% discount on CPD-endorsed Gemcom training courses. Information on these courses is available at www.gemcomsoftware.com/emena. Gemcom training classes are offered at the company's training centres and at client locations.

To learn more about how the Geological Society of London supports continuous professional development needs, contact Sharon McIntyre, fellowship services manager, by email at [email protected] or visit www.geolsoc.org.uk/cpd.