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Training the next generation of drillers

During graduation ceremonies last fall at Northern College in Kirkland Lake, nine of the 11 rookie diamond drillers who had completed a 10-week training course were hired on the spot by diamond drill companies.

MineSET showcases mining industry careers

Matching students with the right careers in the mining industry will be the focus of the MineSET Mine Technologies and Career Opportunities Forum scheduled for April 25-26 at the Walden Arena in Sudbury.

Industry urged to sponsor student research

Mining companies that need research done should consider sponsoring university students to do the work because they have a chance to double their money through government funding, according to an assistant geology professor at Lakehead University in

College proceeds with new Timmins campus

The number of skilled workers being trained by Collège Boréal in Timmins will jump exponentially after an $11.5 million campus in the city is completed next year.

Animated film teaches teens about mining

The Ontario Mining Association (OMA) has produced a short animated film designed to get teenagers thinking about careers in the mining industry.

Mining school offers online program

Northern College’s Haileybury School of Mines will begin offering the first year of its Mining Engineering Technician’s program online this month.
Scouts showcase Canada’s mining industry

Scouts showcase Canada’s mining industry

Forty thousand members of the world Scouting organization from 150 countries had an opportunity to learn about Canada’s mining industry at the 2007 World Scout Jamboree in the United Kingdom this past summer.

Mining students flock to Cambrian

With the promise of good pay and lots of jobs in the mining industry, the number of students enrolling in Cambrian College's mining and trades programs is skyrocketing. Only a few years ago, the college's mining program had about 25 students.

Foreign workers trickle in

Steve MacNeil, an account manager with Levert Personnel Resources in Sudbury, is hoping to make a trip to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in the next few weeks to welcome five tradesmen from the Philippines recruited on behalf of several loca

Secondary schools introduce mining curriculum

Two high schools in Sudbury are participating in a groundbreaking academic program designed to give students a head start toward careers in the mining industry.