MiHR requests help to explore the need for a national, mining specific, essential/work readiness skills training program (Canada)

Published: 04/12/2014

The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) operates Mining Essentials: A Work Readiness Training Program for Aboriginal Peoples, which is co-owned by the Assembly of First Nations. The program delivers pre-employment training to those that are interested in a career in mining, but lack the essential/work readiness skills to apply for a job.

Due to industry feedback, MiHR is considering adapting the Mining Essentials program for other key target audiences such as immigrants, women or youth; or developing a similar program for supervisory positions. To further assess the feasibility of developing a new essential skills program, we are conducting focus groups with key people in the following groups: mining employers, special interest groups and educators at the secondary and post-secondary level.

Each session will have approximately 6-10 participants and will take place in a webinar format over one hour. Are you a Canadian mining employer, special interest group or educator at the secondary and post-secondary level who can take part? If so please email me akennedy@mihr.ca Thank you!