Mining Essentials: Work Readiness Training for Indigenous Peoples

Northern Training Division
Credential Earned: Training Certificate
Campus: Timmins
Program Length: 12 Weeks

Cost: Free

Type of Course or Program: Northern College Board Approved Program Certificate

Start Dates: Fall 2022. Exact dates to be announced.


The program provides an introduction to the mining sector and is included as a 12-week program divided between classroom training and enrichment activities.

Using traditional Indigenous teaching methods and mediums, this program brings industry to life and contributes towards student employability through site visits, hands-on activities, guest speakers, and training certifications (which may include for example: mining modular training, safety certificates, and security guard training).


Delivery and Important Information

Delivery will be face-to-face at Northern College’s Timmins Campus. Training will involve communities, and industry, with the industry providing weeks of job shadowing as a means of students exploring careers and opportunities in mining.


Pathways to Success and Career Opportunities

Program graduates have the skills to seek employment in mining or pursue further education. The importance of demonstrating a positive workplace attitude is also reinforced throughout the program and is necessary for learners to graduate. Additional information can be found on the Mining Industry Human Resources Council website.


Pre-requisites (may include but not be limited to):

  • Academic testing and a personal interview
  • Complete pre-essential and post-essential skills assessment
  • Complete pre-assessment application items as required by the Mining Industry Human Resource Council


For more information, please contact 705-567-9291 ext. 3650 or

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