HigherEye Training & Consulting, President & CEO, Rad Dockery,

Interviewed on Business News Network (BNN)


 CJ & CO (Press Release) – Toronto, Canada, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 – Rad Dockery, President & CEO of HigherEye Training & Consulting was featured in an interview on Business News Network’s (BNN) “The Close” with Michael Hainsworth. 

The interview, titled Youth & Mining came to fruition following Dockery’s attendance at the 2011 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention, held in Toronto, Canada.



View of the Mining Sector

Costs versus Benefits of Mining Companies within a community

Youth Economic Issues

Corporate Social Responsibility


Key Highlights:

Receptiveness of Mining Companies – some companies are extremely receptive and other’s are out to lunch.  They just don’t get it!

When Youth are empowered economically, mining companies reduce risk – improve quality of life and increase value to shareholders and the community.

Costs of not addressing youth issues:

  • Financial Costs associated with daily/weekly/monthly mine shut-downs.
  • Social Costs associated with lack of local resources that can supply to or work at mine.
  • Political Costs may result in loss of future licenses, etc.   

Youth will one day become government, business, and community leaders.  Their needs must be addressed and taken seriously now. 

The focus on extracting resources from the ground sometimes impacts a mining company’s ability to focus on Social Responsibility

New protocols from the UN and large financial organizations now are focused on ensuring social responsibility

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About Business News Network (BNN)

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About HigherEye Training & Consulting

Based in Toronto, Canada, HigherEye Training & Consulting is a Corporate Social Responsibility Firm focused on delivering International Business, Entrepreneurship skills for youth, and is a Canadian Firm committed to helping organizations improve their understanding of the Youth Market.  HigherEye has a diverse client-base within Canada, China, Botswana, Ghana, Hong Kong, Mongolia, and the USA.



Rad Dockery

Email: rdockery@highereye.com

Phone: (416) 855-0072

Website: http://www.highereye.com/

Twitter: @HigherEye