EP.29 Wade Greenwood on Finding the New Generation of Miners and Filling the Industry’s Skills Gap

EP.29 Wade Greenwood on Finding the New Generation of Miners and Filling the Industry’s Skills Gap

A new generation of miners requires a new way of approaching the mining industry, one that puts people above profit.

 

Each Wednesday, join Peter Finn, managing director of FACE Contracting, as he navigates the ups and downs of the industry with forward-thinking professionals from all walks of life. If you’re involved in the mining industry in anyway — whether you’re a lifer or a high school student looking to make the leap — Full Production is the perfect podcast for you.

 

This week’s episode features a close friend and colleague of mine, Wade Greenwood, the training and labour operations manager for FACE. With a background in education, Wade has the well-rounded kind of career that has made him so valuable in the mining industry.

 

Wade and I chat about everything from how to rethink training to what exactly the industry needs to revitalise itself. Wade, with his experience as a deputy principal, always keeps the human element in mind, and I couldn’t be happier to have him on the show.

 

We also chat about:

  • Why the mining industry needs to look towards students for the next generation of workers
  • What Wade learned as a teacher and deputy principal
  • Promoting the mining lifestyle, not just the work
  • Managing expectations for new workers
  • Why we need more investment in training
  • How Wade and FACE looks after our employees
  • Addressing skills gaps in the industry

 

Links:

Wade Greenwood — LinkedIn

FACE Contracting

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