About Us

Two great organizations….one informative website.

About Us

The B.C. Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (BC CTEM) and the BC HR Task Force: Exploration, Mining, Stone, Sand & Gravel (BC Task Force) have merged information to have one accessable location.  Since the completion of the BC Task Force in March of 2015, BC CTEM has integrated the resources allowing for sustainability.  The following information outlines each organization.

 

BC CTEM is a province-wide virtual hub that facilitates collaborative and innovative training solutions for the mining industry and B.C. Communities. Its mission is to connect industry, students, communities and training providers to meet their respective employment needs by playing a leading role in determining industry skills requirements, facilitating related training and supporting partners.  It was announced by the Ministry of Advanced Education in November 2012 and became operational in May of 2013.  It is funded primarly through the government of British Columbia and industry supporters.  

BC CTEM works to bring together all parties interested in mining training:

  • to foster innovation to improve outcomes;
  • to build partnerships to create more effective programs;
  • to enhance the competitiveness of British Columbia’s mining sector;
  • to build awareness of all the training options for careers in mining;
  • to match students/job seekers and employers; and
  • to support other appropriate initiatives that will continue to build on a provincial reputation for producing highly skilled workers. 

 

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The BC Task Force was operational from 2007 to March of 2015.  Following identifying the looming shortage (10,000+ new hires by 2021), the BC Task Force expanded it's mission to include planning, developing and implementing pilot programs to ensure the mining industry in B.C. has the human resources needed to support the growth of the sector.

The BC Task Force was a broad sector partnership involving over 40 senior business leaders, employee representatives, Aboriginal representatives, and industry associations, from the BC mining industry, along with representation from training and education providers, and government agencies as needed. It's initiatives were funded and supported largely through the goverment of British Columbia, through the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.  

BC Task Force participants included:

     - Aggregate Producers Association of BC

     - Association for Mineral Exploration BC

     - B.C. Aboriginal Mine Training Association

     - B.C. Labour Shortage Task Force

     - BCIT

     - Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association

     - Christian Labour Association of Canada

     - Entrée Gold Inc

     - Finning (Canada)

     - International Union Operating Engineers 115 (IUOE 115)

     - Lafarge Canada

     - Mining Association of British Columbia

     - Mining Industry Human Resources Council

     - Ministry of Advanced Ed and Labour Market Development

     - New Gold Inc.

     - North West Community College

     - Nova Gold

     - Procon Mining

     - Resource Training Organization (RT0)

     - Rio Tinto Alcan

     - RODOS Consulting

     - School District 27 Cariboo Chilcotin

     - Teck Resources

     - Thompson Rivers University

     - United Steel Workers Canada