About Us

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About Us

The B.C. Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (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 grants from the government of British Columbia with additional support from partners.  

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.