CTEM works collaboratively with its partners to identify potential training solutions through delivering pilot projects that lead to programs supporting mineral exploration, development and B.C’s mining industry.

The B.C. Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM) is a province-wide virtual hub that facilitates collaborative and innovative training opportunities for the British Columbia mining industry (inclusive of mineral exploration, mining, and aggregate operations), job seekers, and communities. CTEM connects industry, learners, job seekers, training providers and communities to meet their respective needs by playing a leading role in understanding industry skills requirements, facilitating industry-driven training, building, and supporting strategic partnerships.

Established in 2013 under the leadership of the Government of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, CTEM is hosted by Coast Mountain College and funded primarily through grants with in-kind contributions from industry, partners, and volunteers.

We are collaborative, inclusive, innovative, supportive, responsive, and respectful.

Our Vision

In collaboration with industry, training partners, and communities CTEM’s vision is to support mining jobs today and in the future by bridging training and job opportunities in the BC mining industry.

Our Mission

CTEM’s mission is to connect industry, students, job seekers, training providers and communities by understanding industry skills requirements, facilitating industry-driven training, and developing partnerships.

Our 3-Year Strategic Plan

CTEM's Advisory Council sets the mandate and strategic direction of CTEM. CTEM is required to innovative and responsive to meet emerging needs.

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Guiding Principles

  • Inclusiveness of communities of interest in the design and delivery of training, education and dissemination of information.
  • Effectiveness in understanding and representing the interests of the mineral industry.
  • Innovation in the design and delivery of training, education and information.
  • Responsiveness of the training and education system to the needs of all communities of interest.
  • Strategic partnerships to better meet training and education needs.
  • Competitiveness of BC’s mining sector.

CTEM's Leadership

With over 500 years of collective experience, CTEM's leadership brings knowledge, perspective and wisdom to the organization.

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CTEM’s Partners

The Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM) is a province-wide virtual hub that facilitates collaborative, innovative training opportunities.

Indigenous & Local Communities
Post-Secondary Training Institutions
Students & Job Seekers
Host Institution
Primary Funder
Industry