Education and training a step behind the employment cycle in the Canadian mining industry

MiHR executive director Ryan Montpellier explains that, during the global econo- mic downturn, students struggled to find employment and turned to other programmes. “However, by the time they graduate, the recruitment cycle has progressed and jobs are often available. Labour market intelli- gence is, therefore, a key source of information that needs to be communicated to prospective students and postsecondary educational institutions,” he says.

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DeLorme unveils plans for first-ever personal communicator with 2-way messaging, iridium global satellite coverage, and an Android interface

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Resistance to ICTs in mining – a generational issue?

...a comprehensive review of the research and popular literature on the topic and an empirical study at one postsecondary institution in Canada suggest there are no meaningful generational differences in how learners say they use ICTs or their perceived behavioural characteristics. The study also concluded that the post-secondary students at the institution in question use a limited set of ICTs and their use is driven by three key issues: familiarity, cost, and immediacy.

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Gold the King of tangible assets, silver the Queen

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