Mine plant engineering industry/ education review

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 836, 1981

D.H. WILSON, Executive Vice-President, Wire Rope Industries Ltd., Pointe Claire, Quebec

This paper examines the increasing need for mechanical-electrical people within the industry and some of the reasons why such a shortfall exists. It is suggested that, in part, it is image related. The present industry-education relationship in addressing the situation is examined and some thoughts are expressed on how these may be built on, in order to help solve the problem of attracting people to this critical area.
Keywords: Education, Engineering, Mine Plant engineering, Plant engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, Manpower.