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Education, Mines, British Columbia Promoting the positives and attracting the next generation

Goldcorp, and its senior VP Paul Farrow, is working to dispel certain stereotypes about mining careers and to promote the industry to the younger generation.

by Karen Kornelsen
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Education, British Columbia College of the Rockies receives $1.1 million for training simulators

College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, B.C., has received $1.1 million for state-of-the-art haul truck simulators for those looking to pursue a career in mining.

by Karen Kornelsen
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Education, First Nations, British Columbia BC AMTA celebrates two major milestones

The two British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association graduations in early 2013 changed the lives of 55 First Nations students and their families.

by Karen Kornelsen
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Education, British Columbia An innovative discovery camp is coming to Williams Lake

Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake, B.C., is providing Grade 8 students with a chance to learn more about careers in mining at a summer discovery camp.

by Karen Kornelsen
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Education, British Columbia The BC Task Force is creating a vast array of opportunities

The BC Task Force is undertaking innovative pilot projects to ensure the growth of the mining industry.

by Karen Kornelsen
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Education, Exploration, First Nations, British Columbia How B.C. can win a gold medal in the economic Olympics

Mining executives at the Natural Resource Forum suggest ways to improve the province's mining investment climate.

by Tim Gardner
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Education, British Columbia Women in Mining comes to B.C.’s East Kootenay

The new Women in Mining Kootenays branch is creating a network for women in mining in southeastern British Columbia.

by Karen Kornelsen
Welding programs at Yukon College are always operating at capacity.
Education, Yukon Yukon and Alaska: a significant collaboration

In October 2012, Yukon College, the University of Alaska and the governments of Yukon and Alaska signed an important agreement.

by Karen Kornelsen
Roland and Elsie Antuna stand in front of a haul truck at Peace River Coal
Education, Mines, British Columbia A coal mine and college partner on the Mothers to Miners program

Northern Lights College and Peace River Coal are partners in the Mothers to Miners program, geared at developing entry-level employees for the mining industry.

by Jessica Kirby
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Education, History, Mines, British Columbia A family visit to the Britannia Mine Museum

A family visits the award-winning Britannia Mine Museum at Britannia Beach on British Columbia's coast.

by DaleAnn Shellborn
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Education, First Nations, British Columbia The BC AMTA will continue to provide valuable services

In June 2012, the B.C. Aboriginal Mine Training Association had to shut its doors—but with a new agreement in the works, programs are expected to continue.

by Karen Kornelsen
Line Creek Mine Rescue team stands in wait for the high angle rope task at the Elkford Fire Department.
Education, Safety, British Columbia East Kootenay mine rescue and first aid teams show they’re well prepared

The 91st annual East Kootenay Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition was hosted at Elkford fire hall.

by Brielle Will
Katie Ludwig, a First Nations elder who lives in camp with students each summer, aids in cultural immersion.
Education, First Nations, British Columbia Building inclusive relationships with First Nations communities

The School of Exploration & Mining is building inclusive relationships with First Nations communities.

by Breanne Massey
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Education, Quebec How to break the glass ceiling

A recent surge for job opportunities forced one women to evaluate why more women aren’t getting involved.

by Breanne Massey
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Education, Ontario York University launches world’s first MBA with a mining specialization

York University announced a new masters of business (MBA) degree program with a specialization in mining.

by Breanne Massey
Lukas Vanderlip examines rocks at the Big Little Science Centre last week.
Education, British Columbia Mining Day in Kamloops

Kamloops Exploration Group and Canadian Institute of Mining created a partnership for a lecture series two years ago, and now, they’ll be hosting Mining Day.

by Breanne Massey
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Education, Minerals, Mines, British Columbia Making mining accessible

Julie Dormer is the outreach co-ordinator for the Kamloops Exploration Group, an association that promotes mining, earth sciences and mineral exploration.

by Lisa Crane
Man looks at a rock with children
Education, Minerals, Mines, British Columbia School of rocks

This year's Minerals South Conference facilitated a Junior Miners Program in Kimberley for grade one to three students of Lindsay Park Elementary School.

by Lisa Crane
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Education, First Nations, Mines, British Columbia On track to deal with a looming labour shortage

Mining is booming and a labour shortage is looming—but a B.C. task force is on the case.

by Karen Kornelsen
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Education, Mines, British Columbia Targeted training for the mining industry

Simply put, there's a worldwide shortage of mining professionals. UBC's certificate program in mining studies is attempting to ease the HR crunch.

by Maureen McEwan
Trainees with MTS's Underground Mining Program utilize a $1.5 million simulator.
Education, First Nations, Northwest Territories Training miners for Canada’s North

Yellowknife's Mine Training Society attempts to balance of the needs of workers and the mines.

by Gail Jansen
Before picture taken of Vale's regreening project of slag piles off Big Nickel Road near their Copper Cliff operations
Education, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Ontario From moonscape to greenscape

The Vale Living with Lakes Centre in Sudbury, Ontario, has brought environmental success to a whole new level.

by Karen Kornelsen
Education, Minerals, British Columbia Going deep with education

The East Kootenay Chamber of Mines is hosting over 200 delegates for the 7th Annual Minerals South Conference in Kimberley, B.C., November 15 to 17, 2011.

by Dan Williams
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Education, British Columbia Ensuring the next generation

Innovative programs, such as Yes 2 It and Project Heavy Duty, get people familiar with trades careers from an early age.

by Glynis Fediuk
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Education, Northwest Territories Jobs growing in the North

The resource sector is roaring back into production in the Northwest Territories—and companies are looking for skilled workers to keep operations running.

by Trevor Crawley
A group of people wearing hard hats and coveralls stand overlooking Teck's smelter operations
Education, British Columbia The elements of education

In May, Trail hosted the 2010 Zinc College. With Teck Metals Ltd.'s lead-zinc smelter being located in Trail, hosting the weeklong conference was a natural fit.

by Tanya Laing Gahr

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