reports Opinion 250 News. Their Workforce Exploration Skills Training program focusses on hand-on training, with students spending seven weeks at a mining training camp outside of Smithers.
The hands-on experience and classroom instruction includes: drill core technician training and cultural resource assessment; prospector basic training; training as a mining exploration field assistant; and industry-related safety certification. WEST has seen 80-percent of its graduates move on to jobs. About three-quarters of program participants are Aboriginal.
" /> reports Opinion 250 News. Their Workforce Exploration Skills Training program focusses on hand-on training, with students spending seven weeks at a mining training camp outside of Smithers.
The hands-on experience and classroom instruction includes: drill core technician training and cultural resource assessment; prospector basic training; training as a mining exploration field assistant; and industry-related safety certification. WEST has seen 80-percent of its graduates move on to jobs. About three-quarters of program participants are Aboriginal.
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Opinion 250 News on Smithers Mine Training Program: Success Story in First Nations Training

Northwest Community College in Smithers is preparing students for jobs in the mining industry, and boasts a high success rate, especially amongst local First Nations, reports Opinion 250 News. Their Workforce Exploration Skills Training program focusses on hand-on training, with students spending seven weeks at a mining training camp outside of Smithers.

The hands-on experience and classroom instruction includes: drill core technician training and cultural resource assessment; prospector basic training; training as a mining exploration field assistant; and industry-related safety certification. WEST has seen 80-percent of its graduates move on to jobs. About three-quarters of program participants are Aboriginal.