International Minerals Innovation Institute

Mining Digital Upskilling Pilot Project

If you are an employee already in the mining workforce and an International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) member, you can upskill to gain the digital skills training you need to address the technology shift the mining sector is experiencing.

Mining Digital Upskilling Pilot Project

The Mining and Minerals Industry is experiencing a rapid evolution, as advanced technology and automation become interwoven in standard operational practices. While this technological evolution improves productivity and efficiency, it creates a shift in the skills-need, leaving many employees displaced from the work environment and with a gap in skills to adapt. However, the shift in skills-need presents an opportunity to train employees to adapt to the changing work environment.

If you are an employee already in the mining workforce and an International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) member, you can upskill to gain the digital skills training you need to address the technology shift the mining sector is experiencing. Courses are offered in an asynchronous, self-paced, flexible, online learning environment.

Courses are offered in an asynchronous, self-paced, flexible, online learning environment.

Micro-credentials

Delivery Method:Online, Online - Individual
Registration Deadline: December 31, 2022

MCCT-1003-4390

$159.00

Digital Communications

Good communication in the workplace is vital. Important aspects of good workplace communication include netiquette, digital citizenship, and an understanding of intergenerational communication. In this course, you will learn about netiquette—a combination of network and etiquette— guidelines for appropriate online communication, digital citizenship best practices to safeguard online interactions, and the importance of understanding intergenerational communication .

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Inside this micro-credential you will participate in the following micro-learnings:

  1. Netiquette Guidelines
  2. Digital Citizenship Best Practices
  3. Intergenerational Communication  
Delivery Method:Online, Online - Individual
Registration Deadline: December 31, 2022

MCBP-1008-4392

$159.00

Digital Productivity 1

Today, businesses rely a lot on data and information, which makes Information Management (IM) a critical competency for success. Moreover, continuous technological advancement creates a need for constant learning and growth. From novice to highly experienced, every employee becomes a better collaborator and more valuable team member when they have a broad knowledge of information management. This online micro-credential covers the basics of information management concepts that can be applied to make decision-making and operations more efficient. In addition, you’ll learn about general guidelines and standards related to information management in digital format.  You will also learn how Microsoft SharePoint, a web-based collaboration system, lets employees work in a team.

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Inside this micro-credential you will participate in the following micro-learnings:

  1. Introduction to Information Management
  2. Getting Started with SharePoint
Delivery Method:Online, Online - Individual
Registration Deadline: December 31, 2022

MCED-1026-4402

$159.00

Getting Started with BrightSpace

BrightSpace is Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s integrated learning platform. This online environment provides learners with an interface for accessing their courses, including content, activities, and communication tools. By the end of the course, learners will be able to use the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) efficiently to complete all assigned training.

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Inside this micro-credential you will participate in the following micro-learnings:

  1. Accessing BrightSpace
  2. Navigating the BrightSpace Environment
  3. Content, Tasks, and Activities
  4. Exploring BrightSpace Features
  5. Troubleshooting Issues and Getting Help
Delivery Method:Online, Online - Individual
Registration Deadline: December 31, 2022

MCBP-1009-4408

$159.00

Intro to Data for Business

You may have read headlines stating that data is the new oil or more valuable than gold. But is that true, and if so, why? This micro-credential helps to answer these questions and more. You will explore basic data concepts and how data affects you and your work. In addition, you will gain an understanding of why data is such a valuable resource for business. This course also includes a brief overview of three of the most popular tools: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI, and Tableau.

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Inside this micro-credential you will participate in the following micro-learnings:

  1. Introduction to Data
  2. Thinking Critically About Data Using Excel
  3. Using Data to Make Informed Decisions: Microsoft Power BI & Tableau
Delivery Method:Online, Online - Individual
Registration Deadline: December 31, 2022

MCBP-1007-4431

$159.00

Virtual Conferencing

Virtual collaboration is key to the success of any remote team. Using technology-based tools, colleagues can connect and work together no matter their location. During this micro-credential , learners will explore tools that aid in virtual collaboration, including their pros and cons, to determine suitability for their needs. In addition, participants will learn best practices and common mistakes to avoid when collaborating virtually. Zoom is a business communication tool widely known for its video conferencing features. This tool allows users to collaborate virtually through chat, audio, and video calls. This micro-credential will focus on Zoom video conferencing fundamentals and is geared towards beginner users. Microsoft Teams is part of the Microsoft 360 Suite. This business communication tool allows employees to chat, meet, call, and collaborate in one place. This course will focus on the MS Teams video conferencing features and functions.

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Inside this micro-credential you will participate in the following micro-learnings:

  1. Virtual collaboration
  2. Getting Started with Zoom
  3. Getting Started with Teams

About the project

The International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic digital upskilling pilot project will provide digital skills training to address the technology shift the mining sector is experiencing. While this technological evolution improves productivity and efficiency in the mining industry, it also creates a need for upskilling employees to keep up with digital advances. This pilot project is funded by IMII and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration and Career Training.

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