Webinar: The Next Generation Workforce And How To Narrow The Skills Gap In The Mining Industry - Tuesday, July 10
Join Schneider Electric for their webinar on workforce planning for the mining industry which finds itself at a crossroad where seasoned, experienced workers are leaving in record numbers even as the industry rebounds from a period of low growth and invests in new projects. The result: over the coming years there will not be enough skilled workers to fill the void.
The challenge is not simply how to train them, but also how to attract them in the first place and provide a working environment that will ensure they stay in the industry over the long term.
This webinar will discuss some of the new digital technologies available today that can address these issues. Technologies like virtual reality for training and safety procedures, augmented reality for enhanced maintenance and inspection rounds, remote operations centers that offer a more appealing work/ life balance, and other state-of-the-art mobility tools that are familiar to these “digital natives” which can quickly help them to become productive, efficient members of the digital mine.
David Willick leads the North American business unit of Schneider Electric dedicated to the mining industry, and he has almost 30-years of experience leading project management professionals and sales teams at the regional and global level. Prior to Schneider Electric, Dave led several technical, sales and project management teams at General Electric. He has extensive expertise in the mining and minerals industry as well as decades of control and automation experience. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Canadian Institute of Mining, and the Ontario Mining Association, and he is also a frequent speaker at trade events and conferences on technology and solutions for the mining industry. David received a Bachelor’s degree of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.