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Mining Program Comes to Thunder Bay

Created: 08/06/2013 5:17 PM WDIO.com

Confederation College has partnered with Northern College to bring the Haileybury School of Mines Mining Engineering Technician Program to Thunder Bay.

Graduates of Confederation’s Mining Techniques certificate program will be able to enter the third semester of the HSM Mining Engineering Technician diploma program at Confederation College.  Confederation College said the arrangement stems from a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this year involving six colleges in northern Ontario.

"As exploration activities surge in northwestern Ontario, mining is quickly becoming a dominant economic driver. In order to meet the future workforce requirements of the rapidly growing mining sector, Northern and Confederation explored the possibility of making the HSM Mining Engineering Technician diploma program available in the region," said Fred Gibbons, President of Northern College in a press release.

"The mining sector is among the highest paying sectors of the economy. We are pleased to be able to support people locally to enter this sector as demand for workers in the mining industry is on the rise," said Jim Madder, President of Confederation College, in the release.

The Mining Industry Human Resources Council estimates that the industry will need more than 6,700 workers in northwestern Ontario over the next ten years.

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