MEC Mining Champions Women in Mining and Resources

MEC Mining was pleased to host this month’s Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) networking event.

It was a full house at the sold out breakfast event, as we welcomed our guest speakers onto the panel:

  1. Catherine Shooter – Discipline Engineering Manager at BHP,
  2. Loren Ager – Principal of Learning & Development at MEC Mining, and
  3. Negin Beaton – Development and Communications Coordinator at the University of Queensland and Senior Mining Engineer at MEC Mining.

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MEC Mining turns 14

Needless to say, the past year has been busy and exciting. As we reflect on how far we’ve come, we’re pleased to say we have no regrets.

Our 13th birthday marked some significant changes in the way we run our business, as Directors Simon Cohn, Daniel Chippendale and Ted Boulton made the decision to step back from working in the business and instead turn their focus to strategic initiatives with clients.

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How mining companies should approach the talent pool deficit

The last mining downturn left us with a shortage of mining engineers, and the effects of this are far-reaching. Not only does the industry need to continue to focus on encouraging young people back, but graduate engineers who are at the beginning of their careers are facing a different trajectory of learning while they’re on the job.

Here’s what we, as mining companies, need to remember as we face this challenge.

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