ENM UCN and Finning train professionals in mining asset maintenance management « UCN news up to date – Universidad Católica del Norte

ENM UCN and Finning train professionals in mining asset maintenance management « UCN news up to date – Universidad Católica del Norte
ENM UCN and Finning train professionals in mining asset maintenance management « UCN news up to date – Universidad Católica del Norte

They hold a closing ceremony for the diploma from the Mining Business School of the Universidad Católica del Norte.

At the closing ceremony of the Diploma in Mining Asset Maintenance Management, the School of Mining Business (ENM) of the Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) and Finning highlighted the commitment to the training of highly trained professionals to face the challenges of industry.

The initiative marked an important milestone in the training of 26 professionals. “This program was designed specifically for Finning and is based on our regular diploma, being a joint effort to carry it out based on the real experience of each of the professionals we had on this opportunity”explained Cristóbal Briones, Program Coordinator of the Mining Business School.

The diploma lasted six months and included approximately 15 modules that covered industry 4.0, the latest technologies in maintenance, and economic management and administration, as well as risks and safety in mining, with the main objective to provide professionals with the necessary tools to efficiently manage the maintenance of mining assets, a crucial area for the sustainable development of the industry.

Maximiliano Schnettler, Human Resources Manager of Finning Chile and Bolivia, highlighted the importance of this collaboration: “Geographically, our operations centers are in the North of the country, in Antofagasta and Calama. The connection with the Universidad Católica del Norte is absolutely necessary to be able to execute the programs established with a lot of collaboration and will of those who graduate, to be able to make personal, professional and academic priorities compatible, to prepare ourselves for a better future.”.

For her part, Débora Mardones, head of Strategic Projects at Finning, highlighted the value of the program for the development of future leaders, pointing out that “All the planning heads and engineering heads of the contracts who have a projection to take leadership roles in the future are participating”.

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During the ceremony, Dr. Mary Valdés, director of the ENM, highlighted the importance of this initiative for the mining industry: “All the changes that are coming to the industry generate challenges not only for companies, but also for work teams. These types of initiatives bring us closer to people’s experiences, we also learn from the problems they face within their organizations and as a School we can offer a better educational and training service for these industry professionals.”he declared.

Finally, Yan Allendes, leader of Ingeniería Contrato Escondida and one of the graduates and recognized in the same ceremony as an outstanding student, shared his experience: “I am completing this diploma process very happy and grateful for the opportunity that the company gives us, thinking about developing ourselves and seeking new experiences. I leave with a very good feeling about what I learned, I reinforced a lot of knowledge that over time one forgets, I take that with me so I can put it into practice in my role, and it also reinforces and gives new knowledge to be able to be transversal in the company. We have to go in search of industry 4.0 and be more sustainable and stable, for which we need more knowledge. I think that this point was fully fulfilled in the diploma course”.

 
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