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CIM, SME partner with EduMine to provide premium courses to members

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The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) are partnering with EduMine — a leading provider of online training and education to the mining industry — in the roll-out of a premiere online professional development program to be offered to their members through dedicated “campuses.”

The premium courses will be jointly peer-reviewed by CIM and SME and will qualify for institutional certification.

Agreement is a milestone for the professional development of those in the mining industry.

Simon Houlding, vice-president of Professional Development for InfoMine, and leader of EduMine, said the agreement was a “milestone” for the professional development of those in the mining industry, as it will raise the quality of education, training, and professional development currently available online.

Jean Vavrek, CIM Executive Director, said the members of the organization he heads had long asked for high-quality professional development courses, especially those that enable online participation. This, as CIM members are “very transient and often located in remote areas.”

“This unique partnership will allow the latest and most important mining concepts to be taught in the broadest form for all those wishing to advance their knowledge,” added SME’s Executive Director Dave Kanagy.

Following the peer-review process, both CIM and SME plan to launch their respective campuses in the summer or fall of 2016.