The new mineral is named goldschmidtite.
Record prices for many commodities, coupled with cheap and more easily available finance, mean that activity in the mining sector is roaring and skilled mining engineers, geologists, technicians and other key people are again hot commodities and companies are having to pay up to get hold of them.
41 companies of Umnugobi, Dornogobi provinces took part in research that studied the number of workers needed and salary proposals. These companies employ 1,189 Mongolian and 1,500 Chinese drivers at the moment. However, they reported that with the new law they will need 1500 additional Mongolian drivers. Employers pay 800,000MNT as a salary with potential for employees to earn bonuses.
“The University of Utah is uniquely positioned to influence industrial safety and health management in the U.S. and abroad,” said Hethmon in a prepared statement. “The [U.] College of Mines has an international reputation for academic excellence, a long and positive relationship with the industry, and its administration is completely supportive of our plans for the chair,” says Hethman.
"There's jobs there, and there's going to be lots of jobs in the near future, and fortunately we've got a lot of people interested in that industry. That was one of the main reasons why we picked this type of course to run out there."
Visitors will see models, videos and exhibits relating to the Eagle Mine operations. The goal of the center is to strengthen their relationship with the community and to provide a place where residents can learn about sustainable and responsible mining.
The new trade training centre at Thebarton Senior College forms part of the Australian Government’s Trade Training Centres in Schools Program. In the new facility, students will be able to use a wide range of hand and power tools for courses in metal machining, welding and metal fabrication, general construction, mining and infrastructure, general woodwork and furniture making, energy and automotive and electricity and electronics.
[The National Resource Sector Taskforce] predicted the number of jobs in mining and gas operations may grow by 65,000 taking the sector’s direct employment to around 250,000 people by 2015. The WA Council of Minerals and Energy backs this up, predicting the State’s resource industry’s direct workforce will grow 58% by the end of 2012. The Taskforce’s solution to this bourgeoning demand for skill and labour is hardly surprising. It said, in essence: drop some serious cash into vocational training. The Taskforce made 31 recommendations, urging more initiatives and money to provide more skills training.
Both men would like their needs to be met locally, if possible. But their demands for a sophisticated and high tech workforce have created an urgent need for basic and higher-level education. While the industry can provide some basic skills and in-house, on-the-job training, its need for a more skilled workforce requires collaborations.