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Gemcom Provides Software, Training and Support to Mining Education Australia Engineering Program

Industry Leading Training Sessions Help Prepare Students for Mining Industry (October 25, 2011)

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/11 -- Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of mining software solutions, today announced its support of the Mining Education Australia (MEA) Engineering Program. MEA is a national education joint venture between the four major mining education providers in Australia: Curtin University, The University of New South Wales, The University of Queensland and The University of Adelaide.

Gemcom recently delivered two-day Gemcom Minex(TM) training sessions to final year mining engineering students at all four MEA member universities. The training included an overview of Gemcom and Minex as well as practical sessions to provide specific Minex training. Gemcom's university training sessions are designed to equip students with the skills they need to join today's mining industry, familiarising them with industry-leading technology and giving them a crucial edge in finding employment after graduation.

"We were very pleased to offer Minex training to MEA students," said Ben Farquharson, director of Gemcom's Minex business unit. "The global mining industry has become very small in terms of the size of the talent pool, so it is imperative that we play our part in educating students in the benefits of world class mine planning software specifically designed for coal. We want to ensure tomorrow's industry professionals know how the theory they are learning is applied in the real world with the software they will be using when they enter the workforce. With software skills in heavy demand, it's a win-win for the students and their future employers."

"I'm extremely appreciative of Gemcom for its involvement with, and support of, the Mining Education Australia Engineering Program," said Dr. Andrew Jarosz, MEA program leader and mine surveying program coordinator for Curtin University. "I believe Gemcom has gone above and beyond with their commitment to the training program. The students have benefited greatly from the expertise shared and have ranked this training session highest in comparison to similar events."

In addition to providing free-of-charge training sessions for MEA students, Gemcom has supported MEA by offering user support and training to university professors and providing academic software licenses for the suite of Gemcom products. Gemcom provides similar support to more than 100 educational institutions around the world through its Academic License Program.

Minex is the only integrated end-to-end software specifically designed for coal and other stratified deposits. Fully integrating all aspects of mining from exploration through rehabilitation, Minex ensures that resources are evaluated accurately and mined efficiently, improving productivity and profitability throughout the mining lifecycle. Developed in partnership with the mining industry, the software is employed by the world's largest mining companies.

More information about Gemcom's Academic License Program is available at, where a story on MEA and Gemcom's involvement can be downloaded.

For more details about MEA or any of the affiliated universities, visit

For more details about Minex, visit

About Gemcom

When mining companies seek to increase mine productivity, they turn to Gemcom for technology and services. The Company is home to world-renowned mining solutions like GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, and InSite, and to industry thought leaders who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mining. Established in 1985, Gemcom has a global reach delivering comprehensive solutions in all major mining centres in more than 130 countries. Every major mining company, including BHP Billiton, Codelco, De Beers, Newmont and Vale is a Gemcom client. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the Company has become the largest global supplier of mining software solutions. For more information, visit

Gemcom, the Gemcom logo and combinations thereof, and Minex are trademarks of Gemcom Software International Inc.

Gemcom Software International Inc.
Jessica Murdoch
Marketing and Communications
+1 604 684 6550, ext. 4517

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