The mineral resource industry has a long history of building infrastructure for communities in the areas in which they operate, and arguably has played a broader educational role in some developing countries. A range of examples show varying degrees of educational support and practice, although this analysis indicates that companies are more likely to prioritize the development of their own workers. Companies can support the educational development of societies through assisting with classrooms and schools, supporting teachers and students, and contributing supplies; they can also work to build the skills of the region, both technically and in other ways to sustain economic growth once mining ceases. Future efforts in sharing electrification, creating online access, and contributing computers and developing computational skills would go far in educational development in support of SDG 4.