In 2016 Austmine will run its first Innovation Mentoring in METS Program. This unique initiative will be the only mentoring program for individuals that is purely dedicated to the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector.
11302015 Austmine imageAustmine understands that innovation is critical to the METS sector 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 mentoring sessions will provide vital guidance regarding participants’ general understanding of innovation, which includes ideation, strategy, commercialization and implementation.
The program’s major goals are personal development, career enhancement and skills growth for both the participants and the mentors.
Austmine’s CEO Christine Gibbs Stewart says, “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.”
Confirmed mentors thus far include: John McGagh, former head of innovation at Rio Tinto; Dallas Wilkinson, Innovation + Development Explosives, Mining Chemicals and Ground Support Technology, Orica; Alan Broome AM, chairman of Austmine; Gavin Yeates, of Gavin Yeates Consulting; Steve Durkin, director, Safescape; Kirby Johnson, consulting partner, Wipro; Ric Gros, managing director, Metsol; and Bill Withers, founder, acQuire Technology Solutions.
Austmine is looking for sponsors for the program, including organizations which are passionate about and focused on supporting innovation in our industry, and helping guide the next group of innovators.