Career Centre Program

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Program Overview:

There is a strong need for workers in all aspects of the mining industry in Saskatchewan. The Mining Industry Pre-employment Program is designed to prepare Aboriginal people who are interested in the mining industry to move forward on a career path into this industry. This program will provide learners with an understanding of the many job possibilities and related requirements for employment in the mining industry as well as basic hands-on skill development. Learners will also develop specific, individual career action plans to guide them to achieve their career goals.

Admission Requirements:

Preferred candidates will have Grade 12, a valid driver’s license, good communication and interpersonal skills. Considerable effort will be made to identify and select candidates who show genuine interest in working in the mining sector. Some measures that will be used include information and orientation sessions, interviews (with industry involvement) and job coaching and mentoring. Candidates should also participate in a mine tour arranged through the local SIIT Career Centre. Mining industry requirements include good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical agility for many jobs. Applicants may be required to pass a medical and/or drug test prior to employment. On some jobs, you may have to work at heights and in confined spaces. As well, most employers require Grade 12.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates will develop a detailed career action plan outlining the steps required to become employed in the mining sector. They will be eligible to apply to specific skill development training initiatives for mining employment. Finally, they may also directly seek entry-level employment with mining companies such as PCS and Mosaic.

Delivery Information:

10 weeks

Graduation Document:

Applied Certificate