Industry partnerships

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) offers an assistance program for unemployed and underemployed members.

Maptek is running a free Introduction to Vulcan course at the Maptek Adelaide office in collaboration with the AusIMM.

Participant Jurgen Schusterbauer said that the training was great because it keeps people in contact with the industry and maintains their skill base.

‘The Vulcan refresher course has provided us with numerous operational skills, such as working with drillholes and Boolean operations, which are essential in exploration,’ Jurgen said.

Fellow participant Alan Nisbet has worked in the mining industry but not as a geologist. He had seen Vulcan in action and jumped at the chance to learn it himself.

‘I wanted to learn Vulcan because it gives me greater flexibility in the jobs market.Training alongside geologists provides value for me beyond the theory.’

Vulcan skills are prized by the industry and enhance job prospects.

Maptek Managing Director and chief executive of global operations Peter Johnson said it was a pleasure to provide assistance for the program.

‘AusIMM continues to serve the mining industry in Australia through encouragement and development of professional skills.’

‘The knowledge gained by attendees will benefit individuals as well as industry by helping members to become more productive.’

‘Maptek’s contribution to this program further demonstrates our long-standing commitment to support mining and geology education.’

Similar courses have been run in Maptek offices in other regions.