Rio Tinto Initiative To Focus On Developing Digital Skills

Rio Tinto is set to work with leaders in Australia’s education and innovation sectors in a new, disruptive approach designed to tackle a looming skills gap in the nation’s future workforce.

The company will invest $10 million in a four-year national program targeted at school-age learners that aims to fast-track the development of skills needed for the digital future, including critical thinking, problem-solving, automation, systems design, and data analytics.

Rio Tinto’s Centre for Mine Automations was launched today at the University of Sydney. Developed in partnership with leading startup accelerator BlueChilli and Amazon Web Services, the program will crowd-source and fund ideas from start-ups and schools.

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