Data science pilot program launched
MINING innovation hub CORE has launched a new Geoscientist to Data Scientist program supporting the use of data science in the resources industry.
The program, launched in collaboration with industry peers Roy Hill, Rio Tinto, the CSIRO, ATCO, and the University of Western Australia, will address how resources leaders, geoscientists and engineers will contribute to value creation through data science.
It also aimed to help individuals ensure their skills remained relevant in the face of the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0
The two part program included a one-day executive education program targeting a new type of senior leader needed to steer companies through the digital transition, and a 12-week professional program aimed at repurposing evolving skill requirements.
CORE Skills pilot lead Dr Sophie Hancock said its goal was to help groups within the industry make informed rapid decisions as technology continued to advance.
“We are building a talent pool with greater data science literacy,” Dr Hancock said.
“If participants think they grasped the opportunities of applying the tools the first time within the program, it is going to be an order of magnitude more powerful applying the learning in follow on projects back in their organisations.”
Rio Tinto Iron Ore chief executive Chris Salisbury said the program was a great example of how innovative learning solutions could provide people with the opportunity to grow, and enable people to upskill across a number of fields.
“Our industry is rapidly changing, and with our first ‘intelligent mine’ Koodaideri on the horizon, it’s critically important we are able to transform data and statistics into business intelligence,” Mr Salisbury said.
CORE Skills pilot program discussions in full swing.