The project followed the delivery of underground miner training at three different sites across British Columbia to confirm a path to provide local, site-specific training that aligned with provincial regulations and national occupational standards and provided skills recognition for the training. The projects success has led to the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) to share it across Canada and into other jurisdictions.  

The underground miner occupation remains to be in high-demand across Canada. After completing the 2017 Mining Labour Market Outlook for B.C., it was determined the underground miner occupation did not have a standardized curriculum framework. As a result, CTEM collaborated with partners to develop site-specific curriculum and to support the launch of pilot projects in urban, rural, and remote locations. Partners included local Indigenous communities, MiHR, training providers, and operating mines.