Career Exploration of BC’s Mining Sector Starts in April

SD 83 Grades 10-12 students have an opportunity to learn more about careers in mining and exploration through a series of events happening in the months of April through June.

MineralsEd, in conjunction with SD 83, will host a virtual panel of young mineral industry experts sharing their stories of how they got into the industry, education and training they received and what their job involves, among other topics. The panels range from geologist and environmental scientists to drillers and trades people and other careers in between. The session is open to any Grade 10-12 students interested in careers involving the earth, technology, working with their hands and/or being outside!

Interested students can register through the career coordinator/counsellor at their school. The virtual session will be broadcast on Wednesday, April 19th between 9:30-11AM at your neighbourhood high school.

As for the other phases of this series, they will take place in May and early June where SD 83 students will tour an active mine, visit a natural resource sciences faculty and trades centre at a university and actually work at a real exploration site gathering soil and water samples, identifying vegetation and other hands-on learning.

If you have any questions connected to this event or the series, please contact George Richard at 778-824-1188, email or please reach out to your high school’s Career Coordinator/Counsellor.

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