University Partnerships

Senior students gain an edge with the Maptek Senior Design Group

Maptek values the rising generation of mining professionals and wants students to have the best tools available as they transition to industry positions. That is why Maptek has launched a new university outreach targeted at higher year students completing capstone and senior design courses.

This new initiative comprises a LinkedIn group with shared resources, including documents guiding project workflows, instructional videos, and training opportunities.

Students from different colleges and universities in Canada, the US and Peru have joined this LinkedIn group to take advantage of help provided directly by Maptek. The online community can collaborate, share ideas, access resources, and ask questions related to their projects.

A part of this initiative was a live webinar hosted in October, which introduced topics in Vulcan for completing a pre-feasibility mine design:

  • Importing data
  • Compositing drillhole data
  • Building a block model framework
  • Inverse distance grade estimation<
  • Open pit and underground mine design

The fast-paced instruction was well received and allowed students and their professors to ask questions informed by their academic experience.

Maptek is committed to ensuring that the mining industry benefits from graduates with the appropriate skills in the latest technology which enables them to be immediately useful employees.