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SME Docuseries Showcases Modern Mining Careers

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"Jobs of Tomorrow" addresses workforce shortage

A new docuseries, Jobs of Tomorrow, aims to address the mining industry workforce shortage issue by spotlighting the exciting, high-tech, and green world of mining where the careers today are not what students expect.

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) takes part in the dynamic new series featuring different aspects of the mining and minerals industry, along with the jobs that make its society work. Jobs of Tomorrow brings often overlooked STEM careers to the forefront. Mining careers are featured in six episodes throughout season one.

“If you work in the mining and minerals industry, you already know that current and future career paths lean towards AI, technology and data analytics,” said David L. Kanagy, CEO and executive director of SME. “But the perception outside the industry is still very outdated. Participating in Jobs of Tomorrow shares our story very vibrantly.”

During season one, viewers will learn about community relations, data analytics, urban mining, and clean energy.

“Mining is a necessity to support our lives and lifestyles. Yet most people have no idea what career opportunities in mining entail. This series highlights a small portion of the exciting options that young people can pursue. Kudos to SME for opening doors of opportunity,” said Jill Nelson of Brooks & Nelson.   

Episode one is now available on SME Studios. New episodes and career profiles will be available weekly through February 2023.

Jobs of Tomorrow was sponsored in part by Freeport-McMoRan, Luck Stone, Copper Mountain Mining Corp., and Komatsu. Support for the series came from Brooks & Nelson.

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