How Mining Leaders Stand to Benefit from the Founding of “Experience Centers”

In Dust Control, Mine & Quarry by Jim Silva

Thanks to Immersive Technologies, mining professionals can now connect with leading experts in the field and build their skill sets in a controlled environment. 

Young professionals starting out in the mining industry face a steep learning curve. Once on the job, they’re expected to take on critical roles in a field that allows little room for error and that relies on effective workforce optimization to stay competitive. Stepping into this environment can be daunting and requires considerable training.

To that end, Immersive Technologies has launched what it calls “Experience Centers.” Located in five of its largest offices around the world — Perth, Salt Lake City, Santiago, Johannesburg, and Jakarta — these facilities will play host to industry professionals looking to hone the skills of their workforces and integrate the latest techniques and best practices available in the mining sector into their operations.

For mining professionals hoping to teach must-know skills and connect with leading experts in the field, Immersive Technologies’ Experience Centers offer a new kind of hands-on training. However, as the industry considers how best to prepare for and train the next generation of mining leaders, it’s important that they know what industrial maintenance products they’ll need to invest in — such as dust control for haul and access roads — in order to keep operations running smoothly.

What the Experience Centers Offer

Immersive Technologies designed these Experience Centers to “share knowledge with mining industry professionals and help them gain real business value from hands-on experience.” To do so, these facilities provide simulated environments that can help professionals learn how to manage surface and underground mining operations in addition to autonomous and remote equipment — just to name a few options.

What’s more, Immersive Technologies works to connect visitors to its Experience Centers with prominent experts in the mining field. In these interactions, mining company leaders can consult on the most advanced strategies in workforce development, as well as recent technological advances and implementation protocol.

How They Will Help the Mining Industry

Ultimately, Immersive Technologies’ Experience Centers will help mining companies prepare for the future of the industry. By taking advantage of the unique training opportunities afforded by the virtual equipment at each Experience Center, executives can be more confident about the skillsets of their workers in the field.

For example, the Experience Center located in Perth, Western Australia recently hosted more than 35 young mining professionals and students in partnership with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy New Leaders Conference. The Conference focused on building the foundational knowledge and technological skill sets of its participants.

Preparing for the Future of Mining

Thanks to Immersive Technologies’ Experience Center, mining industry leaders now have the opportunity to invest in workforce development in an innovative, hands-on way. However, as these decision-makers prepare for the future of the sector, they should also be discussing how they can best invest in and maintain the worksite infrastructure that is mission-critical for their ongoing operations.

With industrial dust control for mine haul and access roads from Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc., for example, companies can make safety, productivity, and compliance a priority. Backed by more than 40 years of experience helping mining companies invest in effective, environmentally friendly dust control, the team at Midwest knows how to take the unique aspects of each worksite into account when designing the best possible solution for your business.

Whether you’re looking to apply our dust control products yourself or interested in an end-to-end managed service, we’ve got you covered. For cost-effective and environmentally-friendly dust control, reach out to the professionals at Midwest today.

Jim is Midwest’s Business Unit Manager for Global Mining. He is experienced in operations management, asset management, and business improvement.