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Simon Houlding was Vice-President of Professional Development for InfoMine Inc. He founded Edumine in 2000, and was responsible for this InfoMine division which provides learning and training programs to the global mining industry until 31 October 2017. He is a professional engineer and author.

Professional Development and Training Statistics on EduMine

A World Leader Did you know that EduMine is the world’s leading provider of training and education to the mining industry today? Our clients, students and partners choose our online platform for professional development, as a mining resource library, and for training purposes. Below are several interesting EduMine statics that demonstrate EduMine’s growth, and usage: There are over 6,000 active students today Over 21,000 individuals have enrolled since 2005 Nearly 7,000 individuals have completed one or more courses with EduMine 16,000 courses have been completed

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More Women Are Needed in Technical and Trades Professions

On March 7, the day before International Women’s Day, both the Financial Times and Australian Mining ran stories profiling the successes of women in technical and trades positions: Cornelia Holtzhausen, a former underground miner who has risen through the ranks and is now general manager of the Thabazimbi Mine, and Emma Gibson, a heavy machinery mechanic (“South Africa mining sector offers women fast-track careers” and “HVTC lady tradie inspires others this International Women’s Day”)…

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