The Northern Miner is funding a series of scholarships totalling $44,000 for Canadian university students.
The Zimbabwe School of Mines says it is also making efforts to mainstream women in mining through trained-based affirmative action. "In particular, the institute has opened traditionally male-dominated technical careers such as mining engineering, geology and mineral processing to women with the aim to increase their participation in the mining sector," a senior official said.
The Mining 101 workshop is an excellent introduction for companies looking to provide their services to the Mining Sector or for those embarking on careers within the mining sector - graduates, new recruits and associated sectors - the financial community, lawyers, PR companies, equipment manufacturers and service providers who would benefit from an overview of mining, and be in a better position as a result to develop more business opportunities.
Along with a detailed presentation on this report, the forum will consist of keynote presentations on three thriving areas of mining in our region: exploration, production, and supply and services businesses. In addition, workshops will be held on topics such as: trades in mining, women in mining, transferable skills, environmental careers in mining, First Nations in mining, careers in prospecting, and many others.
The event, hosted by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), Office for Women and Xstrata Mount Isa Mines, will introduce local girls to career options in the resources sector. Focusing primarily on geology, environmental and engineering careers, the event will include interactive sessions where students will solve practical problems with the help of Xstrata mentors.
TNT Training Solutions provides training in everything from working at heights and confined spaces to fire training and a range of other skills. Originally a motor mechanic, Ms Fee started working as a fitter in the mines.
The program provides opportunities for young women to consider a career in non-traditional employment and undertake an apprenticeship or training to become plumbers, electricians or undertake tertiary study to work as engineers.
Principal Kim Hebenstreit said pupils were learning welding and metal fabrication techniques. “(Students) will get the opportunity to become familiar with what they will see when they move into the workforce and have the confidence and the skills to apply for jobs in high-tech manufacturing industries,” Mr Hebenstreit said.