Career training news
If the Canadian mining industry wants to maintain its current level of employment and development in the future, it needs to attract youth today. That is why Children’s Creative Marketing Inc. (CCMI) has developed the Survivor Career Challenge, to demonstrate to youth, guidance counselors, and parents the variety of intriguing, well-paying jobs available within the mining industry.
The event, planned to be launched later this year, will use hands-on, scaled-down mining activities in a vibrant, multi-sensory environment to show target audiences the types of careers available, as well as the skill sets needed and the courses required, to be prepared to work in mining. The Challenge was developed over the past three years, after consultations with educators, industry personnel recruiters, and industry associations.
The event will be tested at five Ontario universities in the first year. It is then planned to be produced nationally at universities and colleges across Canada. Currently, CCMI is seeking mining industry sponsors to fund the project and has proposed partnering with the four largest industry associations.
For more information contact Carol Green at 905-763-0697 or by e-mail at [email protected]