Education

Whether it’s training potential employees what they need to know to head out into the field or informing the public about the important everyday items that mining makes possible, education is a vital aspect within the mining and exploration industries.  

Recent Education articles

An overview of attendees at the PDAC Convention in Toronto.
Mining Insider, Education, Exploration, First Nations, Minerals, Mines, Products & equipment, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Ontario PDAC 2018 Convention exceeds 25,000 attendees

High attendance rates are a clear sign that the mineral exploration and mining industry has regained its swagger and is building momentum.

Person standing on mountaintop, with logo for Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Mining Insider, Education, Mines, British Columbia Science inspiration to spark a rewarding career

Considering a career in engineering and geoscience opens up a world of possibilities to students in BC and across Canada.

The 2018 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West on January 21-22, 2018.
Mining Insider, Education, Mines, Products & equipment, British Columbia Register now: 2018 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC18)

VRIC2018 is the world's largest resource investment conference dedicated to resource exploration, and is a must-attend for investors and stakeholders.

A woman, wearing a hardhat, takes a water sample from a stream.
Education, First Nations, Technology The future of mining: MiHR discusses employment opportunities

Ryan Montpellier, executive director of MiHR, discusses mining as a viable career path for future generations.

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NAIT is currently working on Phase 1 of the applied research project to test DME in long-haul trucks in Alberta.
Education, Renewable Energy, Alberta NAIT applies DME to long-haul trucks in Alberta

NAIT researcher explains DME, NAIT’s applied research project with industry partners, and how close the alternative renewable fuel is to market.

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Four men on a roof working on an equipment installation.
Education, Alberta Microgrid innovation at Medicine Hat College

Bluenergy Solarwind perfects double-helix urban wind turbine for Medicine Hat College’s microgrid.

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Cover of the Exploration Assessment Digital Data Formats guidelines.
Mining Insider, Education, Mines, Global New tool helps industry collect and share geoscience data

The guidelines propose a uniform national standard for digital data submission for jurisdictional mine recording offices.

The Minerals South Conference runs from November 7 to 9, and is held at the Heritage Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Cranbrook.
Mining Insider, Education, Mines, British Columbia Minerals South conference in Cranbrook November 7 to 9

The conference is organized by East Kootenay Chamber of Mines (EKCM), a non-profit organization actively promoting sustainable exploration, mining and education

Farren Billey of FB Drilling shows elementary school students how a diamond drill rig works. The drill rig is the chamber’s educational-relations centrepiece.
Education, Minerals, Mines, Products & equipment Mingle with miners during Minerals South

The 13th annual Minerals South Conference and Trade Show is hosted by the East Kootenay Chamber of Mines (EKCM).

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Dr. Keith Barron.
Mining Insider, Education, Mines, Global, Ontario Aurania Resources Ltd. reports Chairman & CEO, Dr. Keith Barron, will speak at Mines & Money America

Dr. Keith Barron will be making a presentation entitled “Aurania’s Lost Cities – Cutucu Project” at the Mines and Money Americas investment conference.

Heather Kaminsky is working in the lab at NAIT.
Education, Global Predicting the future: Mining and energy jobs in five years

We asked a handful of mining and energy industry workers for their predictions of jobs in high demand in five years.

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Instructor Amr Marzouk (L) shows new state-of-the-art industrial training assembly line equipment to students Anahita Mahmoodi and Mouataz Kaddoura.
Education, Technology, British Columbia, Global Bridging the gap between academia and industry

Siemens Canada partnered with Simon Fraser University to offer the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program.

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Jamie Saulnier and former National Chief Ovide Mercredi, Running Deer Resources advisory board member, are standing together.
Education, First Nations, Mines Connecting communities at Rainy River and beyond

Running Deer Resources provides an engagement strategy and platform for Canadian employers and Indigenous communities to connect.

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Jill Tsolinas loves that her current role as executive director of BC CTEM brings together her two passions: mining and education. This shows her headshot.
Education, Mines, British Columbia Collaborative curriculum: Rock Star Jill Tsolinas

BC CTEM’s executive director cultivates collaboration, community, synergy and success while developing new and evolving existing mining training.

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A female student is wearing a hard hat in front of a crane.
Education, Alberta NAIT evolves to meet industry demands

NAIT opens a new building to handle more students in Spruce Grove, Alberta

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Students are in a forest for an outdoor classroom as part of a mining education experience.
Education, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan Educational mining and energy programs offered in Western Canada

Study for a career in mining and energy, or upgrade your skill set at one of Western Canada’s higher education institutions.

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College of the Rockies’ Mind Over Metal Camp participants.
Mining Insider, Education, British Columbia College hosts Mind Over Metal Camp

From July 10 to 14, eighteen youth aged 12 to 14 took part in a Mind Over Metal camp at College of the Rockies.

A fire burns into the air
Education, Safety, British Columbia Fire, cows and a whole lot of miners

See a collection of exceptional photos from the 62nd Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition in Kimberley, B.C.

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