Datamine Africa successfully hosted the first Datamine EDGE: Student Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa from 14 – 18 January 2019.
As part of Datamine’s continued investment in the next generation of geologists, mine planners and mine engineers, these free sessions allowed students working towards a qualification in Geology or Mine Engineering to gain insight into Datamine’s software offering and knowledge on the ever-changing mining industry.
Monalisa Mesquita facilitated the week-long training session covering Studio OP. The vibrant group of students included Atang Maqelepo and Kgothatso Msibi from The University of the Witwaterstrand and Akinkunle Akinola, Milicent Ramoshu and Tendai Mapeta from The University of Johannesburg.
Their training covered an introduction of the Studio Series core (Interface and Design tools), followed by lessons and exercises of Manual and Automated Pit Design, Boolean Operations and Pit evaluations.
“Datamine Studio OP training was a great experience and I look forward to having more of the training. I really appreciate the facilitator as she did a great job and really took her time to explain in detail areas that looks unclear. Datamine is doing a great job by helping graduates and putting them in the limelight in their career path. I love the coordination and arrangement.” – Akinkunle Akinola
“I really enjoyed seeing the students improve and learn more day after day,” noted Mesquita. “They had a lot of interesting questions and I believe they learned more than the software – a number of mining concepts as well,” she said.
It’s great to be able to interact with the next generation of mining professionals on this level. Datamine Africa is certainly looking forward to the next session scheduled for 28 January – 2 February where students will get first-hand training on Datablast and Discover MapInfo.
You can check out some additional comments and snaps from our week of training below!
“Thank you for a great course. Great presentation style with lots of opportunities to ask questions which all made for a really enjoyable and informative course. The course was presented in an enthusiastic way. Monalisa is a wonderfully engaging presenter, very easy to listen to and the course was just the right mix of theory and practical demonstration!” – Tendai Mapeta
“It was a great week in which Ilearned a lot about mine planning. I got to appreciate the power of technology in improving mine economics. It was also great to learn about the amazing range of software packages that Datamine has and I hope to be back soon to learn another one. The trainers were very knowlegable and willing to share.” – Atang Maqelepo