The purpose of the project was to establish a pathway to the second year of the BCIT Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology Diploma and the Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering Degree programs to allow participants to start the first year of training in their home communities through College of New Caledonia (CNC), Northwest Community College (NWCC), Thompson Rivers University (TRU), and Okanagan College (OC). CTEM played an instrumental role in determining the pathway allowing students from across BC to enter mining technology and engineering training.