The availability of skilled mining workers is a common struggle in many countries throughout the world, impacting mining productivity, safety and ultimately profitability. Many countries are forecasting dire shortages in the coming years due to unskilled talent pools, an aging workforce and increased mining production. The development of training programs is a key focus for governments, mines and educational institutions. In support of this industry challenge, Immersive Technologies’ solutions have proven to be vital at numerous training centers around the world.
Immersive Technologies’ simulation based training is a key element of training programs around the world. Immersive Technologies’ training solutions are designed to develop the most skilled workforce and deliver quantified business improvements.
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Community College, Canada
Based on a government report that indicated the top two mining sector in-demand occupations in the next 10 years would be heavy-equipment operators and truck drivers a major focus was put on the extensive need for skilled operators.
Federal funding was granted to acquire simulators used to train entry-level workers in the mining sector. A total of five Immersive Technologies Advanced Equipment Simulators were purchased and are used for training at several of the campuses.