According to the authors of the idea, the more accredited specialists will work in public mining companies, the higher will be the capitalization level of and confidence in those from the part of the international community.
On Tuesday, May 26, an online agreement was signed between the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3, London) and the International Competence Centre for Mining Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO, created in affiliation with St. Petersburg Mining University. The parties agreed to establish in the UK a Center for Competency Assessment in the mineral resource complex. The objectives of this structure will include the development of a unified system of certification of knowledge and skills for mining engineers with its subsequent worldwide promotion.
The fact is that presently different states have their own national professional standards in the field of mining engineering, which often seriously disagree with each other. Accreditation received in the United Kingdom is recognized, for example, in the EU, Australia, and several other countries. That is, the qualifications of an engineer certified in London are not questioned in many other parts of the world. But specialists from developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America cannot boast similar privileges. Their career growth in Western companies, including those that work for them in their homeland, is practically impossible without obtaining a certificate of recognition from an authoritative professional community.