As we enter the last third of the year it is time to pause and reflect on the year to date. At Kaplan we have had more enquiries from the mining and resources sector regarding our courses in applied finance than ever before.
The Resource Channel this week announced its alliance with The International Resource Journal (IRJ); a publication from leading international digital media group, George Media Inc.
The Resource Channel will contribute articles on a regular basis to IRJ, relating to the Australian resource sector. The IRJ is sent electronically to more than 100,000 verified and carefully selected senior executives from medium to large resource companies across the globe.
Those of you who read our last blog would know that much work has been done in and around our operation, and since our last post I am pleased to say we have made even more progress. Many exciting developments have happened at our Sino Iron Project in the past month and we have reached a number of significant milestones for our project.
This is the question we get asked the most. Eight simple words with one very complex answer.
Simply, there is no ‘one size fits all’ response. When callers to The Resource Channel ask this question, we could be forgiven for responding with “we’ll tell you how, if you can tell us how to achieve world peace”. Okay, might sound a tad melodramatic, but you’ll get the idea that it’s somewhat of a tough question to answer.
From 1 November 2011, new legislation comes into effect regarding the licensing of all shotfirers in Western Australia. Whilst the proposed changes are not yet finalised, HWE Mining will be committed to supporting any permit upgrade requirements of our affected employees.
We are ahead of the game here compared to other companies, so this should be a real benefit to our employees.
With 61,500 new operational jobs expected in the mining sector alone by 2015, as well as tens of thousands more in the construction stages (according to estimates released in the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce report in July 2010), the industry is facing a skills shortage that far exceeds that experienced in the five years preceding 2008.