Author Archives: Katja Freitag

Katja leads the EduMine division which provides practical solutions to help companies meet their business objectives by developing their key asset – their human capital.

EduMine’s Continued Commitment to our Learners

EduMine’s mission statement is clear: “To deliver accessible professional development, training and technology to the worldwide mining community at an affordable price, with emphasis on distance learning and collaboration with educational institutions and professional associations, to enrich the mining education and training experience.” The last few years have been extremely tough for the mining industry, with ripple effects to service providers, including training and education providers such as EduMine. It is motivating to read articles that indicate the “light at the end of the tunnel”

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What is the CIM + EduMine + SME Partnership?

In April 2016, EduMine signed agreements with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) to partner in the roll-out of a premier online professional development program offered to their members. This partnership provides CIM and SME members with high-quality online learning no matter where they are located. Currently, 22 premium CIM and SME peer-reviewed online courses are available on a broad range of topics such as geostatistics, permitting, and mineral processing. These courses qualify

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Prestigious Accreditation Demonstrates EduMine’s Commitment to High-Quality Lifelong Learning

We are proud to announce that the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has renewed EduMine’s Accredited Provider status. IACET is the premier standards-setting organization for continuing education and training, with a strategic mission to promote IACET standards as a benchmark for quality program delivery globally. EduMine complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, EduMine is authorized to issue the IACET continuing education unit (CEU). EduMine first

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Read Our Interview with EduMine’s Latest Management Certificate Graduate!

EduMine would like to congratulate our most recent graduate Bernard Fortuin, who completed the Management Certificate Program for Mine Superintendent (Surface)! We wanted to learn more about Bernard, including what drew him to a career in mining, and to the program. Name: Bernard Fortuin Company: South32 What attracted you to a career in mining? What attracted me to the mining industry were the outstanding job prospects, and the learning and development opportunities within the field. I enjoy being involved in an industry filled with good

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EduMine Delivers a Customized Training Program to Saudi Arabian Group

In August, EduMine hosted four mining professionals from Saudi Arabia in the EduMine classroom. A customized technical program covering mineral processing was completed in 8 days, and consisted of expert instructor led lectures, and field trips. The EduMine team worked diligently to ensure that the trip was a seamless learning and education experience from the time that they arrived in Vancouver, until their departure back to Saudi Arabia. In an effort to make sure that they left with a true appreciation of what British Columbia

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Developing Highly Qualified People for the Global Mining Industry

Masaki Miyoshi interviewed 30 people from industry and university as part of his graduate studies thesis at the University of British Columbia (UBC) on “University and Industry Partnership for Developing Highly Qualified People for the Global Mining Industry”. Highly Qualified People are valuable assets to the mining industry that provide organizational leadership, play an important role in education and research, and often occupy vital mission critical roles, drive innovation, and ensure the long-term sustainability of the industry. Masaki presented preliminary results from his thesis work

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