Mining Essentials: A Work Readiness Training Program for Indigenous People
Mining Essentials is a pre-employment training program for Indigenous people who are interested in exploring their career options in mining. The program teaches both the essential skills and work readiness skills that the mining industry has validated and deemed necessary for employment in the industry. This program was created to help companies and communities meet joint hiring and employment targets. Mining Essentials allows companies to benefit from a local, skilled and safety-conscious workforce that also fosters economic development, resulting in healthier communities.
Mining Essentials is a partnership program of the Mining Industry Human Resource Council (MiHR) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), and has a governing body, Standing Committee on Mining Essentials (SCME) comprised of representatives from the Métis National Council, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Native Women’s Association of Canada along with industry partners, educators, and other stakeholders.
Pascale Larouche, Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)
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