Austmine launches Australian-First Innovation Mentoring Program for METS

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Austmine has announced in 2016 it will be running its very first Innovation Mentoring in METS Program. The program is unique, as it is the only mentorin...

Austmine has announced in 2016 it will be running its very first Innovation Mentoring in METS Program. The program is unique, as it is the only mentoring program for individuals that are purely dedicated to the METS sector.

“Innovation is critical to the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industry, and that innovation is what will secure the sustainable future of mining. For this reason, Austmine has developed the Austmine Innovation Mentoring Program. The purpose of this program is to shape the numerous skills required for innovators to succeed in today’s fluid market environment, and to foster individuals who truly embrace and champion innovation,” the association said in a press release.

The mentoring sessions will provide vital guidance regarding participants’ general understanding of innovation, which includes ideation, strategy, commercialization and implementation. According to Austmine, the Program’s major goals are personal development, career enhancement and skills growth for both the participants and the mentors.

Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO of Austmine, states “the Austmine Innovation Mentoring Program recognizes the importance of innovation to the mining and METS industry. It is the first program of its kind in Australia, dedicated purely to embracing and championing innovation.”

The confirmed mentors thus far include:

• John McGagh, Former Head of Innovation, Rio Tinto

• Dallas Wilkinson, Innovation + Development Explosives, Mining Chemicals and Ground Support Technology, Orica

• Alan Broome AM., Chairman Emeritus, Austmine

• Gavin Yeates, Gavin Yeates Consulting

• Steve Durkin, Director, Safescape

• Kirby Johnson, Consulting Partner, Wipro

• Ric Gros, Managing Director, Metsol

• Bill Withers, Founder, acQuire Technology Solutions

Austmine is looking for sponsors for the program, including organizations who are passionate and focused on supporting innovation in our industry, and helping guide the next group of innovators. For more information on sponsorship or on the program, please see the Austmine website or contact Megan Edwards via email on [email protected].

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