Internationalising training in the mining sector to ensure sustainability in resource management (train@mine)

Project period: 09.2012 - 08.2015
Project description:

Like most countries with large natural resources, Vietnam faces a high demand for qualified labour in the mining sector. At the same time, professionals in the mining sector lack innovative engineering know how and technical experience. In order to meet the ambitious target of becoming an industrialized nation by 2020, Vietnam needs to train its workforce to cope with the challenges in terms of efficient resource management, environmental management and safety standards just to mention a few.

These challenges are addressed by the train@mine joint research project through developing and implementing suitable training tools for the Vietnamese mining sector, based on an extensive analysis of all relevant conditions. To support the transfer of German know how, the project is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The project is carried out by a German project consortium consisting of Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH (MIBRAG), RAG Mining Solutions GmbH and Emscher Wassertechnik GmbH which are all leading companies related to mining and environmental issues. They boast high standards in environmental and labour protection and possess state-of-the-art know how in the field of open-pit and underground coal mining, water and environmental management. In addition, the University of Leipzig will provide scientific assistance in the field of services management. The main project partner in Vietnam is VINACOMIN, the largest mining company of the country.

Both the Vietnamese and German partners agreed to develop and implement a joint project which is geared towards transferring the German best practices in mining, resource management and occupational safety to Vietnam in the form of adequate training and consulting.

Based on the experience of the Vietnamese mining sector, the transferability of the developed training system for the mining sector will be investigated.