What does the resources sector need to ensure its workforce is equipped with the skills of tomorrow?

The data science skills shortage is urgent, and already impacting the Mining and Energy sectors with a challenging rate of change. There is a need to adapt to the growth in data variety, volume, and velocity, amid high uncertainty around industry’s level of preparedness to transition its 60,000 geoscience and engineering workforce to digital capability.

At CORE, we recognise the internal training pathway to overcome the pressing data science shortfall to prepare your teams for changing work. Transform your business productivity at scale and drive success by reskilling your workforce. Enable your talent to combine the right new skills with their existing domain knowledge and company context.

Being able to make informed, rapid decisions is the ultimate power for an organisation. This has inspired us to form a resources sector partnership to deliver smarter lifelong learning for agile talent. Building capability centred around data science to achieve a successful data literacy transition will require that businesses make skills development and future workforce strategy central to their growth plans. A strong partnership comprising sector leaders from both industry and academia will ensure creation of demand-led, transformative content.

CORE will deliver a professional skills program in 2018 to support industry’s successful digital transition.

CORE is building two immediate specific opportunities and is seeking early interest from potential collaboration partners. These are:

  • A 2-day Executive Education course aimed at a new type of senior leader who will successfully steer companies through the approaching change and transition.

  • A 12-week, one day a week skills training ‘Geoscientist to Data Scientist’ course aimed at repurposing capability effectively to match evolving skills requirements.


These courses are intended for practitioners from the mining and energy industries including those with interests in geoscientific and data science.

The programs are scheduled for Q1 2018 with dates to be confirmed. A draft course outline is available by request and a prospectus with details on participation and cost is being prepared.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are invited using the form below. Please note completion of the EOI form and confirmation receipt does not constitute acceptance to the program.

CORE Skills Expression of Interest

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You are invited to send any questions or comments you have to: sophie@corehub.com.au.

Thank you very much.