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March 22, 2023

Attracting and Keeping People in Industrial WA

Maintenance Stage
Day 01

The next decade brings with it the greatest workforce challenge we’ve ever faced. Machines and automation are replacing human tasks. As we strategize for autonomous workers and the decarbonisation and electrification of everything, we need to think very carefully about how we build the foundation for this future workforce.

Many young engineers and trades who would usually enter the mining, energy or manufacturing sectors are being lured to other industries. There is also a massive shortage of highly skilled trades. Companies are having to make do with less capability. Gone are the days where up-and-coming trades spent 15 years learning from an experienced trade.

Join our panel for an interactive discussion about how companies are doing different and interesting things to both attract people; and also retain the necessary knowledge, skills and experience required for the Asset Management workforce of the future.

  • Development plans for current employees whose jobs and skillsets will need to change
  • Attracting people from outside of heavy industry
  • Working with Schools, Universities and Tafe to attract young people
  • How and why we need to employ neuro, gender, and class-diverse people
  • Task qualifying our workforce for not only the current needs, but continuous training for the constantly evolving needs of the business
  • Developing coaching and mentoring networks that go beyond your organisation

The Maintenance Workforce of the Future


Briohny Evans
Briohny Evans

SME/LME Superintendent Asset Management & Utilities

Fortescue Metals Group

Peter Durrant
Peter Durrant

Adjunct Principal, Education & Change Management


Kate Gray
Kate Gray

Specialist – P&S Development Maintenance Excellence, MP&E

Rio Tinto

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See you there!