The future of mining is paradoxically promising and precarious at the same time. On the one hand, the upcoming energy transition will turbocharge demand for copper, nickel, aluminium and other metals. On the other, companies will quickly need to adopt new technologies to locate, extract, process and transport these materials in an efficient and sustainable way.
As the pace of innovation quickens and an ageing workforce retires, mining companies need to tap into new talent pools if they hope to keep pace. But with enrolment in mining engineering programmes dropping worldwide, it’s harder than ever to attract young people to the industry. So how can the sector cater to the next generation of mining professionals? What qualifications should companies prioritise to future-proof their operations? And how can mining meaningfully close the skills gap while facilitating the energy transition?
The panel discussion covered:
What attracts people to a career in mining?
Is the industry meeting the demands of today's professionals?
How did our panellists feel about the future of mining?
How do professionals feel about the education accessible to them to help them build their career in mining?
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Mining Innovation Director, Axora
Energy & Natural Resources Associate at Pinsent Masons
Consultant, Extractive Search
Principal Advisor - Energy & Climate Change, Copper, Rio Tinto
Sustainability Consultant, Minviro
15 February 2022
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