Supported by partners with an overarching goal of addressing identified training gaps
CTEM implements projects that are strategic, collaborative, and specific. Its projects are supported by its partners with an overarching goal of addressing the training gaps identified from previous research completed.
Below are a highlight of current and past projects that continue to meet the training needs of the mining industry in British Columbia.
2017 B.C.’s Mining Labour Market Outlook Report
The purpose of the project was to establish the current and forecasted labour market for BC’s mining industry (inclusive of exploration, development, and mining). The report consists of research, industry consultation, and validation of data. It addresses factors such as the impacts of an aging workforce, under-represented groups and training adaptability in the context of labour market demands.
2016 B.C. Career Pathways Guidebook, Mining Careers
CTEM collaborated with partners across the province to highlight careers in the industry and the relevant training programs in British Columbia. The Guidebook is a resource available to job seekers, industry and training providers.
2015-2017 Collaborative Mining Technology Diploma and Degree
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.