Special training for mining and concentration sector´s personnel
Ball mill, rod mill or autogenous grind mill? CTS Engtec is organizing advance training in metal and mining industry design and engineering for its staff during the spring 2012.
Design and project engineers from each department currently engaged in mining projects or those who are seeking advanced skills in order to further contribute to the company’s activities in this area, are going to participate in the training. 25 persons will participate in the upcoming training.
Raimo Vikstedt, Director of CTS Engtec´s metal and mining business area, says that the training is aimed at improving CTS’ staff level of expertise, as well as expand and deepen mining and metal industry process know-how.
- I believe that the training will help our staff acquire advanced skills required for clients’ needs identification, thus, further enabling us to offer our clients latest solutions, says Mr. Vikstedt.
Topics discussed in the training include, in particular, bases of concentration process and applied methods, mineralogy’s influence on processes and process chemistry, sandstone’s influence on the choice of concentration methods, environmental factors’ influence on the concentration process implementation and various Finnish mining and concentration processes implementation issues related to the extraction from the mine and further concentration in a plant
Acute demand for training
The training is arranged in Kouvola head office in two parts, the first of which starts on 25-27 April with Teemu Mäkinen, MSc, as a trainer.
Teemu Mäkinen, a trainer in process and mining area, is working in Central Ostrobothnia Adult Education Institute which is nowadays considered to be the biggest training centre for mining industry personel. Starting from 2000 the institute has trained about 300 specialists in mining industry and specially in concentration sector from different parts of the world.
Mr. Mäkinen has been working as a trainer in Ostrobothnia for about eight years now. Before that he used to work for Lappeenranta University of Technology as a design engineer, having accomplished a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering.
Process and mining industry trainer Teemu Mäkinen says the area has suffered from crisis.
- Due to the world market situation in the 80s, metal mining ores decreased drastically. Accordingly, demand for the training fell as well, since no new specialists in the area were required.
- Nowadays the situation is totally different, new mining projects are being implemented. In practice there are few specialists in the concentration sector, as well as in the whole mining industry in Finland, - notes Teemu Mäkinen in the interview with YLE Ostrobothnia media channel.
Shortage of mining industry experts was noticed also in CTS Engtes´s recruiting campaign. Lack of national education programmes graduates in the area is now reflected in the labour market.