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School of Exploration & Mining Sponsorship Opportunities

Northwest Community College's School of Exploration & Mining, with its main office located at the College's Smithers campus, brings training for the minerals industry to communities throughout northern BC.

The School provides qualified, trained workers ready for employment locally and abroad. Working in partnership with its industry partner Smithers Exploration Group, the School leverages local expertise in mining, exploration and support services to develop a trained workforce, reducing industry's costs associated with the transportation and housing of workers brought in from other regions of the province and the country. Working collectively with industry and other post-secondary institutions, the School serves the training needs of students and employers throughout BC.


BUY-a -SEAT for a high school student in our DUAL CREDIT Environmental Monitor Assistant Program (EMAP)

Northwest Community College School of Exploration & Mining is pleased to present you with the opportunity to "Buy a Seat" and sponsor a high school student’s seat in the Dual Credit Environmental Monitoring Assistant Program (EMAP).

The EMAP program was developed in collaboration with communities and industry to prepare graduates for employment in natural resource sectors with a focus on environmental monitoring. In partnership with School District 54 and others the program has been delivered in 2013 and 2014 for dual credit for Grade 11 and 12 students. The result was an overwhelming success and the waitlist is all ready full for 2015/2016. In order to make this program a reality we need your support!

For details, please contact:       Allie Glavina       1.877.277.2288 ext. 5831


Opportunities to make Financial and In-Kind Contributions
Industry support is critical to the success of the School and the students it seeks to serve. In 2007 a $200,000 endowment fund was established for the School, with funding from industry supporters, the Province of British Columbia and Northwest Community College.  The endowment helps finance course development, program support and tuition awards. Our long-term goal is to grow the endowment to $1,000,000.   We also encourage companies to donate tools and equipment necessary in the delivery of courses offered through the School. Dollars saved through the equipment donations enable the School to direct more of its resources to program delivery.

If you are interested in supporting NWCC's School of Exploration & Mining, please contact Danielle Smythe, Projects Administrator at dsmyth@nwcc.bc.caor 250-847-4461 Ext: 5812.

A listing of School sponsors can be viewed here.