Datamine believes in the self-empowerment that education brings to individuals and subsequently, the wider community. We proactively provide resources and opportunities for our employees and the younger generation to further their skills and strive for personal improvement. This philosophy ensures Datamine has the highest standard of products and service delivery to our customers and is reflected in the initiatives we develop within our regional communities.
Datamine Universities Program is a partnership program developed with universities across Brazil aiming to empower mining engineering and geology students, who we like to call ‘Monitors’, with the right tools, technical expertise and support whilst learning Datamine’s leading software solutions. The goal is to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the workforce with a competitive advantage. January this year marks the successful completion of the program’s first year, having launched in 13 states, plus the Federal District, and involving over 630 students.
Working closely together with Datamine Interns, the Monitors not only effectively gain technical software knowledge, but are also guided on how to apply this knowledge through practical, real-world concepts and projects. These projects are completed by hundreds of mines globally using leading industry software solutions such as Studio RM, Discover and Studio OP, depending on their personal interests. Once they are confident with their use of the software, they are encouraged to strengthen and demonstrate these skills by assisting university teachers in laboratories and training sessions. Providing the Monitors with an opportunity to overcome the challenge of organising and assisting in software training empowers them to enter the workplace with confidence and a list of impressive credentials. Encouraging the sharing of best practices with peers is an effective way to ensure the future generation of mining professionals enter the industry with a solid understanding of safety and best practices.
We believe in the benefits of this partnership program and will continue to work together with universities to provide many opportunities for our Monitors. Datamine Brazil looks forward to welcoming more Monitors into our upcoming programs, whilst supporting past Monitors in their future professional development.
Below are a few testimonials from Monitors who have participated in Datamine Universities Program.
Gabriel Filinkoski, Student of Mining Engineering at UFPE
My name is Gabriel Filinkoski, I am a student of Mining Engineering at UFPE. I have been a monitor in the Datamine Universities Program since the second semester of 2019. The time I spent as a monitor has provided me a unique opportunity for my personal and professional development, as well as the students in my university. I had the opportunity to meet people from a range of locations and share different experiences. When providing training, I came across the most diverse situations and difficulties, developing knowledge that exceeded all my expectations.
I can only thank the Datamine Universities Program for the opportunity and trust that the program that has been placed on us during these last few months.
Bénédicte Kifumbi, Student of Geology at UFRGS
First, I would like to thank you for the unique opportunity of attending the Datamine Universities Program. Taking on additional responsibility is something that I have been working towards for quite some time. I can’t express how thrilled I am to have had this opportunity and how honored I feel to have been chosen.
Secondly, learning how to effectively use software such as GDMS, Studio RM, Sirovision, Core Profiler and Discover will greatly contribute to improve productivity in my field of studies and career in the long run. I look forward to applying what I learn and to helping others.
Pietro Martins, Student of Mining Engineering at UNIFAL
I would like to thank Datamine very much for giving me a personal and professional experience that was and will be a turning point in my life. These were days of extensive knowledge acquired, with many insights that will be very valid in my career. Even though I was very excited in the beginning of the course, I was truly surprised with the high level of knowledge acquired by us and the support that was offered.
Any time one of us had a question, there was always someone to solve it in the best way possible. The tutorial was excellent and the tutors were clear in their explanations. When it comes to the projects developed, all the tutors helped us to engage and to be dedicated, and in the end of the day all the issues were solved. The course program and the training material provided were excellent, which made easier to understand all of the topics and information.
Before the course, I was very excited about the mine planning area, and after that, I am pretty much sure that I want to work with that in the future.
Finally, it was a very productive month, and besides the knowledge acquired, I met amazing people and I am sure that I will share more moments with them for the rest of my life. I still hope to contribute much more with Datamine, and now, as a monitor, I will bring all this knowledge to my University in the best way possible. Again, thanks very much Datamine, I will always be grateful for this opportunity and I hope I can contribute with this team even more.