Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

A national mining summit aimed at highlighting challenges and solutions for the sector’s productivity and skills issues will be hosted in Adelaide early in June. The Resources, Skills and Productivity Summit has been organized by Adelaide based Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA).


RESA CEO, Phil de Courcey said today “With peaks and troughs in the mining industry being experienced across Australia, more precise workforce planning and productivity measures have become critical for the sector’s growth.


“During the Summit a panel of mining, energy and media representatives will provide their perspectives on how complex workforce issues can be addressed,” added Mr de Courcey.


“Another key issue is how to increase the number of women in the resources sector. The sector currently has a very low number of women employed but those that are working in the sector report high satisfaction levels and are well regarded by mining companies. This issue will be one of the many keynote addresses at the Summit and goes hand in glove with the keynote address of the competitive edge provided by indigenous engagement.”


This is the third annual resources sector Summit staged by RESA and the impressive lineup of speakers is aimed giving delegates fresh ideas to take away and apply to their own resource company, useful networking contacts and innovative suggestions to tackle complex issues.


Federal Minister Bob Baldwin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry will officially open the Summit, which will be held on Friday 6th June at the Adelaide Hilton Hotel. Early bird prices close today, 4th April and can be purchased online at the RESA website. An all-inclusive price of $780 covers all day sessions, pre-dinner drinks, a 3 course dinner with entertainment and $375 Future Workforce Scoping Repot.


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Phil de Courcey, CEO, RESA, (08) 87325 8507 or 0423 791 460 /


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Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA)

The Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA) was established in 2007 to collaborate between industry and the SA State Government as a strategic response to skills shortages in the Resources sector.

RESA joins forces with stakeholders to address:

• Skills and training needs
• Workforce planning
• Workforce development
• Retention strategies, and
• Act as an advocate for the resource sector

We identify the gaps in the skilled workforce and find ways to fill them by conducting programs that provide skills and training opportunities and encourage new workers into the resources sector.

By conducting programs that provide skills and training opportunities; we aim to retain existing workers and encourage new employees into the resources sector.

RESA also completes research, contributes to policy development and facilitates, brokers and manages the delivery of projects to increase the number of skilled people in the sector.

Phil de Courcey
P: (08) 8212 6006
M: 0423 791 460


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