One small strike for mining; many opportunities for mining; all in one package. I repeat below an email in my inbox today. I repeat it as it arrived, for it strikes my of worthy of repeat—and maybe it will promote the causes of mining, employment opportunities, and the success of those who undertake to train folk. Let us know if you employ any of those noted below.
I know the exploration season is off to a slow start but if any of you are looking for field crew, the School of Exploration & Mining just graduated 25 youngsters some of whom are ready to go to work and become valuable employees.
Some of the reasons you might want to consider theses graduates as part of your field crew:
* They were put through a fairly rigorous interview process before being accepted for training.
* The course was 7 weeks in length and all these people are able to prove they can thrive for that long in camp.
* With feedback from our industry partners, we set very high expectations and then gave them the tools and training necessary to meet these expectations
* The last 7 days of the course was a work practicum where the students learned what a 10 hour day actually means. They fought with mosquitoes, waded through swamps, laid out grid lines and collected soil samples.
* Fitness was a part of the program and many bush wacking & mountain trips were included in the curriculum.
* This was probably the most intense 7 week interview process anyone might be expected to go through, we can offer realistic evaluations on our students.
Of the 25 graduates there are 6 or 7 who we can recommend as employees with enough skills and push to go collect soil samples. Another 8 who will need some further training and the remainder who would be more suited to drill core tech work.
regards and lets hope for the snow to go soon!
Employment Advisor & Industry Liaison
School of Exploration & Mining
Northwest Community College
3966 2nd Ave
PO Box 3606
Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0
Tel: 1 877 277 2288 x 5831
Cell: 250 877 1146
Fax: 1 866 497 3609