Materials, Design and Technology Teachers go LEAN
In a major collaborative project for this year, TMEC partnered with local government, industry and educational institutions to deliver lean systems training for Materials, Design and Technology (MDT) teachers from across the region. Training was delivered at the Simulated Work Environment (SWE) in Burnie and comprised of both hands-on and theoretical learning of the lean manufacturing principles and how they may be applied to a secondary school teaching environment. A mixture of MDT teachers and industry representatives attended the full-day course which created a blend of implementation ideas and helped all participants either refresh existing skills or, in some cases, gain a detailed understanding of lean systems for the first time.
Winners Announced at Women in Resources Tasmania Awards 2018
Finalists from across the State gathered at Government House in Hobart tonight where their outstanding achievements working to shape the future of Tasmania’s mining and resources sector were recognised. Hosted by Her Excellency, the Governor of Tasmania, The Honourable Professor Kate Warner AC, the Awards recognise individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive career opportunities for women and enhances the recognition, participation and advancement of women in the sector.
Co-existence in the Tarkine works: a response to the Trans-Tarkine Track proposal
The Tarkine has long been a multi-use area and acknowledging the real Tarkine’s peopled history benefits everyone. When Tasmanian communities, interest groups and industries work to co-exist, the benefits are multiplied; it doesn’t have to be ‘us versus them’ as others seek to portray. The Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council supports multi-use of the Tarkine.
TMEC Sets Business Priorities to 2020
The Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council Board of Directors has endorsed a two-year business plan for the organisation for the period 2018 – 2020. Priorities identified include: Progress the implementation of the highly acclaimed TMEC Blueprint for Mental Health Continue to leverage mutual aid capability through Annual Emergency Response Competition
Ensuring Mining Sector Innovation
The collaboration between Mineral Resources Tasmania, TMEC and the University of Tasmania was consolidated this year in the State Government’s announcement of a $1 million Mining Sector Innovation Initiative. The four-year program is set to build on projects already underway at the UTAS Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES) and expand the use of new technologies to innovatively leverage Tasmania’s growing geoscientific database. TMEC members have been expressing interest in hosting research projects and trials on mine sites throughout Tasmania that focus on one of the Initiative’s four project areas:
Minister for Health Launches Industry Blueprint
TMEC’s Blueprint for Mental Health and Wellbeing was launched by Hon Michael Ferguson MP, Minister for Health at a function in Burnie on 31 March. The Blueprint supports the Tasmanian resources and processing sectors to identify and address workforce mental health issues. It defines a range of directions, targets and strategies at both the company and site-level to reduce the risks and impacts of mental ill-health and to ensure industry employees are well supported throughout their entire careers.
Simulated Work Environment Opens its Doors to Training Opportunities
The Australian Advanced Manufacturing sector welcomed the arrival of the country’s first Simulated Work Environment (SWE) when Burnie’s Manufacturing Centre of Excellence opened its Lean training facility in March 2017. One of only three in the Southern hemisphere, the SWE provides interactive and practical training for groups of at least 17 participants...
A New Era of Excellence in Manufacturing
The Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council was proud to play its part in the opening of the Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in South Burnie in July. Housed in a former TasTAFE building in Wellington Street, the Centre is managed by the Council to develop workers’ and students’ skills in advanced manufacturing. The new training and research centre supports around 30 participants at a time and features a Simulated Work Environment (SWE) that is owned and operated by the Elphinstone Group. It’s the largest SWE in the southern hemisphere and is set to boost the quality and level of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Training undertaken in the state.