Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) presents Geological Skills for a young professional (Jul 27 – 29, 2017)
A 3-DAY APPLIED GEOLOGICAL SKILLS COURSE
Venue: C.S.I.R. Miningtek, Carlow Rd & Rustenburg Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2109
About the Course: This three-day course will include talks on the various opportunities within the industry, the different techniques used to collect, analyse and present data, and some “soft” skills such as mentorship, the perfect CV and acing that interview: The course will conclude with an introductory workshop by Rod Tucker on core logging, and a practical session, where delegates will get the opportunity to examine a 600m section of drillcore from bore-hole BV-1, drilled in the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex.
Day 1: The participants will be introduced to the nitty-gritty of the mining industry, in terms of potential employment opportunities and what the industry looks for in potential recruits, a view through a day in the life of an exploration geophysicist, the importance of sampling and basic necessities in the application of softwares
Day 2 introduces participants to sample analysis (including QA/QC), data management, Geomatics, details of field work, killer CV writing and experts guide
Day 3 focuses on the Chip & Core Logging Course by Rodney Tucker where practical application of knowledge acquired from the previous days are put into practice.
For more information, visit: https://www.gssa.org.za
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