Minerals and Mining Project Overview

Please also see Action Plans and Final Reports for completed projects.

Minerals and Mining Education series at Minerals North 2012

Burns Lake: The main objectives of the 2-day workshop were to:

  • BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association, New Gold Inc. and Thompson Rivers University will present their collaborative attraction retention model.
  • BC Mineral Exploration and Mining Labour Market Task Force and Mining Industry Human Resources Council will update you on their research.
  • The College of New Caledonia and Mt Milligan Mines will showcase their collaborative education initiative to provide accessible, cost-effective, accredited continuing education and training.
  • The BC Industry Training Authority, Finning, and a mining operator discuss apprenticeship and training opportunities for the industry.
    • Build collaboration between educators themselves and between educators and the mining industry
    • Provide a venue to share mining education best practices and education/industry partnerships
    • Address the need to get the “message out” about mining as a career path

(COMPLETED) Minerals North Education Program 2014

The student program will leverage current partnerships and utilize School District No. 91 – Career & Trades Programs current best practice model ("Projects") and how they positively impact career awareness. The SD 91 program's motto is "Making Education Real & Relevant".

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Minerals North Education Program 2015
  • Mackenzie: Students at all levels within the school system will be exposed to:
  • Gold panning demonstrations
  • CNC equipment simulators
  • Testing of rock samples sourced locally so that the students can see what elements are contained in them
  • Educational programming sourced through Minerals Education BC

High school students will have speakers come to the school to profile job opportunities that are available in the industry.