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No Women at Mining and Technology University in Jiangsu Province

Posted on October 17, 2013

As reported on BBC, the China Mining and Technology University in China's eastern Jiangsu province does not accept women to its "green card major" courses. One of the reasons is that women "would not be able to escape the mine …

FET Colleges should Close Skills Gap in South African Mining Sector

Posted on October 5, 2013

Miningweekly.com reports that, according to Prof. Fred Cawood (University of Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Mining Engineering), the skills gap that the South African mining sector is facing, should be addressed by further education and training (FET) colleges. He suggests that …

MSHA offers a Guide for Miners' Representatives

Posted on September 26, 2013

As reported on wvpubcast.org, the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has developed an online training tool for miners, especially miners' representatives, to learn about their rights, their role, and their responsibilities. Many miners don't know that they have …

"From Mines to Minds" – Educational Project in Sierra Leone

Posted on September 24, 2013

The Patriotic Vanguard reports that the educational project "From Mines to Mines", which provides vocational and technical skills training for students in Sierra Leone, was launched on September 19. The project is funded by London Mining Company and the German …

Construction Decision for Mary River Project – Training and Jobs for Inuit

Posted on September 14, 2013

NunatsiaqOnline reports that Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. has announced the decision to start the construction of an iron mine, the Mary River project, on Baffin Island. The project will offer job opportunities for Inuit during construction and operation. “Announcing a …

Doe Run donates $40,000 for Mining Survey Laboratory at Missouri S&T

Posted on August 28, 2013

As reported on stltoday.com, the Doe Run Company donated $40,000 to support the construction of a Mining Survey Laboratory at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). The funding will support construction of a new Mining Survey Laboratory, …

$5.6 Million Funding for Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining

Posted on August 20, 2013

As reported on CBC, Prime Minister Stephen Harper annouced a funding of $5.6 million over four years for the construction of the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining at Yukon College's Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse. The centre is supposed to …

2.5 Million Safe Work Hours – Successful Training on Mine Safety

Posted on August 13, 2013

Stltoday.com reports that one of the divisions (SEMO) of the Doe Run Company reached 2.5 million work hours without a lost-time injury. Doe Run offers its employees training on mine safety upon hiring and throughout their careers as part of …

Technical Support for Mining Equipment through new Remote Access Facility

Posted on August 1, 2013

As reported on AJM (Australian Journal of Mining), mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global has opened a remote access facility within its office at Wollongong University's "Innovation Campus". The facility enables the company's engineers to provide technical support for equipment remotely. …

New Initiative to Educate Youth about Canada's Geology and Mineral Resources

Posted on June 11, 2013

As reported on Canada Newswire, a new program to educate Canada's youth about the country's geology and mineral resources was launched under the name "Mining Minds". The initiative is offered by Actua, a national organization, in cooperation with several industry partners. …

Research on the Formation of Rare Earth Elements in Alaska

Posted on June 4, 2013

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) published an article about a research project on rare earth elements (REE) and their formation at Alaska's Bokan Mountain. The deposit there is one of only a few known deposits where heavy rare earth …

Fourteen New Book Titles for the Petroleum Geology Industry

Posted on May 29, 2013

As reported on knowledgespeak.com, Elsevier publishes fourteen new books for the petroleum geology industry. The books were showcased  at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Convention and Conference last week.   Many of these books are included in the new …

Gold Extraction with Cornstarch instead of Cyanide

Posted on May 15, 2013

Evanston Now reports that scientists at Northwestern University (Illinois) discovered a method to extract gold with a cornstarch-derived solution. Starch would be an inexpensive and non-toxic substitute for cyanide. “The elimination of cyanide from the gold industry is of the …

China-ASEAN Mining Talent Exchange and Training Center

Posted on May 14, 2013

As reported on chinadaily.com, a talent exchange and training center was founded during the China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum and Exhibition. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)  includes Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and …

Resource Revenues can be a "Blessing for Education" – EFA Report

Posted on May 9, 2013

Ghana Business News reports that, according to a paper published by UNESCO, Ghana could increase its budget for education significantly by better managing its revenues from the mining and oil industry.  The report also analyzes other countries' potential to improve …

NASA's Lunabotics Mining Competition upcoming in May

Posted on May 7, 2013

NASA's Lunabotics Mining Competition will be held for the fourth time from May 20-24 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This year, 50 teams from universities all over the world will take part in the competition. Each group will …

PDAC's annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW)

Posted on April 30, 2013

From May 4 to 17, the seventh annual PDAC Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) will take place in Sudbury. The workshop offers students an opportunity to learn about different aspects in the field of exploration.   Scott Jobin-Bevans, co-chair of …

Construction on TAFE's Mining and Engineering Centre has started

Posted on April 30, 2013

As reported on adelaidenow.com.au, construction of the new Mining and Engineering Centre for TAFE SA at Regency Park has started. The project includes not only a new building for automotive and geoscience studies but also the overhauling of the existing …

New Research Institute on Mines and Environment (RIME) in Québec

Posted on April 25, 2013

Canada Newswire reports that a new research program will be launched by the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and Polytechnique Montréal. The new Research Institute on Mining and Environment (RIME) is sponsored by several mining companies with nearly $10 …

Government of Fiji will offer Mining Courses

Posted on April 23, 2013

As reported on Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC) will be offering mining courses to meet the higher demand of mine workers due to the expected growth of Fiji's mining industry.   FHEC Qualification Manager, Eci Naisele …

Interactive Video Games as Safety Training Tool

Posted on April 16, 2013

As reported on Futurity.org, scientists at the University of Arizona are developing an interactive computer game to train miners in handling dangerous situations. The game is supposed to prepare mine workers for a case of emergency and make them familiar …

Australian Miners Invest in Training Australians for their Industry

Posted on April 11, 2013

Roxy Downs Sun reports that a study, conducted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Reasearch (NCVER), shows that  Australian miners invested in the training and education of Australians to work in the industry. According to the study, $1.147 billion …

Mining4Life Raised $2.7M with Texas Hold’em Poker Evening at PDAC

Posted on April 5, 2013

As reported on forbes.com, a poker evening at PDAC in March in Toronto raised $2.7M for Mining4Life. The money goes to the SickKids Foundation, SickKids International (SKI) and BC Children's Hospital Foundation.   The Mining4Life Charity Challenge raised $2.7 million …

Study on the Risk of Drillings near Dams

Posted on April 5, 2013

As herald-dispatch.com reports, the University of West Virginia will conduct a study about the risk of drilling and mining near dams and reservoirs. The researchers will, amongst others, collaborate with the University of British Columbia.   The one-year, $285,000 study …

Agreement between Northern College and Queen's University in Kingston

Posted on April 2, 2013

Northern Ontario Business reports that the Northern College and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the Queen's University in Kingston have signed an agreement. The goal is to offer a Mining Engineering Degree program at Northern's Porcupine Campus. …

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