By K. Warner
For Metal Tech News 

U.S. critical minerals workforce needed

Award-winning educator eager for next-gen mining engineers Metal Tech News - July 28, 2023


Last updated 8/22/2023 at 3:41pm

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Mining is one of a handful of industries that have added jobs at a constant rate of 11,000 to 13,000 per year, which is expected to continue over the next 20 years due to retirement and increased demand for clean energy mineral production.

Alongside critical minerals demand, there's another shortage in the U.S. that has the mining industry just as worried – fresh faces in the labor pool.

The global economy is in the midst of a mineral-intensive green energy transition that involves more electric vehicles powered by better batteries, and 2030 is the first self-imposed deadline in many countries for phasing out internal combustio...

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