Mining Needs You Career Ambassador Showcase:
Inspiring Canada’s next generation of mining workers
March 27, 2023 | 10am to 7pm EST
This Showcase event is for elementary, high school and post-secondary students, educators and career explorers to learn about the wide variety of careers the mining industry has to offer. It connects participants to a network of diverse and passionate Career Ambassadors and features webinars highlighting their stories of working in mining.
Attendees can register as individuals or educators can register their entire class as one group.
The Career Ambassador Showcase features a Leaderboard contest. Explore the exhibit hall and watch the Career Ambassador webinars to climb the leaderboard for your chance to win a 250$ Best Buy gift card and swag items from MiHR and CIM!
The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) are proud to present the national We Need Mining. Mining Needs You Career Ambassador Showcase!
The mining industry is home to innovative technology, inspiring workers and exciting career paths. From metallurgy to exploration, mining engineering and skilled trades, administration and environmental remediation, there is a fulfilling career for everyone in mining. Learn about the innovative world of mining, its talented workforce and why you should consider a career in the industry by joining us March 27, 2023, for this national mining career ambassador showcase!
The event features talks by mining professionals, post-secondary students and educators, and gives youth the opportunity to speak with career ambassadors about their personal experiences in the mining industry. Come hear stories like “A day in the life of a mine Health and Safety Manager”, or learn what life is like working as a mining engineer at the We Need Mining. Mining Needs You Career Ambassador Showcase!
What is the Career Ambassador Program?
Developed in partnership between the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the We Need Mining. Mining Needs You. Career Ambassador Program connects knowledgeable and passionate industry representatives with youth to increase awareness of the breadth of career opportunities mining offers and the sector’s role in environmental sustainability, social responsibility and technological innovation.
Through virtual and in-person speaking engagements organized with high schools, post-secondary institutions and other groups, Career Ambassadors tell their mining stories, provide guidance, and promote the sector and its numerous benefits and career opportunities.
Full program details are available at:
Who Should Request a Career Ambassador to Speak to their Youth Audience?
Elementary and high school educators, post-secondary institutions, youth group facilitators, community leaders and others who are interested in having a Career Ambassador speak to their youth audience can complete a short request form.
Who are the Career Ambassadors?
Career Ambassadors are enthusiastic and knowledgeable mining professionals, students and educators who volunteer to raise awareness of the mining industry by sharing their experiences and passion with Canadian youth.
Career Ambassadors offer stories, guidance, and subject matter expertise in a variety of topics and mining industry careers, including:
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John Renaud: The World of Underground Mining According to a Miner
Alp Bora: Sustainability Culture in Mining
Lisa Theiss: How to network within the mining industry
Ashley Dace: +40°C to -40°C: A Career as a Geologist Takes You Places
Antoine Cate: What is the Job of a Geologist? Getting Paid to Look at Rocks
Laura Diaz: Preparing the workers of Canada’s Energy Future
James Ding: Helping Youth to be Interested in Mining
Roy Slack: Your Career in Mining
Tommy Lee: Day in the Life of a Mining Engineer
Jason Belanger: Rooted in Saskatchewan
Youssouf Ahmadou: Mining Industry of the Future and Related Jobs
Peggy Bell: A Creative's Career in the Mining Industry
Fatemeh Monji: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Metal Production
Andreas Steckenborn: My Path to Entrepreneurship in Mining
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About the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)
MiHR is Canada’s knowledge centre for mining labour market information. An independent, non-profit organization, MiHR leads collaboration among mining and exploration companies, organized labour, contractors, educational institutions, industry associations and Indigenous groups to identify opportunities and address the human resource and labour market challenges facing the Canadian minerals and metals sector.
About the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
CIM is the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. A CIM membership can help enhance your professional profile, develop your business network and build your company’s profile.
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MiHR is the trusted, relevant and responsive knowledge centre of labour market information, expertise and analysis for Canada’s mining sector. It supports MiHR’s work to help identify opportunities and address human resources and labour market challenges facing Canada’s mining industry.
Visit the Mining Needs You website to learn about the national We Need Mining. Mining Needs You. Career Ambassador program and career awareness campaign. The website covers what modern mining looks like, how to get started in the industry and more. Apply to be a career ambassador, or request an ambassador to visit your classroom today at https://www.miningneedsyou.ca/career-ambassador-program/
MiHR also offers career-related information at https://mihr.ca/career-development/, where employers, post-secondary students and youth can learn about the Gearing Up and Green Jobs wage subsidy programs, employers and, newcomers to Canada can find tips on how to make connections during their job search.
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An education is more than just classes. A CIM Student Membership opens the door to a world of opportunities. Whether you're looking to access scholarships and bursaries; make connections with industry professionals and veterans; find an internship or co-op; connect with a mentor for career advice and guidance; learn from leaders by attending conferences and symposiums or learn from thousands of peer-reviewed technical papers, CIM is there to help you every step of the way. Go to our website for more information: https://www.cim.org.
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