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Technology to redesign 77pct of Australian mining jobs over next 5 years — Report

Mining News - Published on Mon, 18 Feb 2019

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An EY report for the Minerals Council of Australia on the Future of Work in Mining released, the future holds a changing landscape for miners’ skillsets in Australia. A vast 77% of mining jobs will be enhanced or redesigned due to technology within the next five years. The report is built on EY’s Digital Mining Report on the minerals industry, and tales a closer look at the influence and impact of technology across the mining value chain.

According to analysts, key findings include productivity increases of up to 23% can be achieved with the rollout of new technologies, costing AUD 35 billion.

Australian education and training systems need to be modernised to deliver higher certification and fit-for-purpose degrees, the report finds, and an injection of A$5 billion to A$13 billion in workforce capability will be needed over the next decade to unlock the future of productivity gains in the mining sector.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 18 Feb 2019
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