School of Exploration and Mining

Since its inception in 2004, Coast Mountain College's School of Exploration & Mining (SEM) has taken a leadership role in providing training for the minerals industry workforce in Northern BC communities.

In partnership with Smithers Exploration Group and the Province of BC, SEM develops and delivers essential courses and programs targeted for the minerals industry. This means job-ready skills and employment for students – of nearly 1500 SEM graduates, greater than 72% have found employment or returned to school.

SEM's innovative program design and delivery, strategic partnerships, and commitment to social and environmental responsibility have been recognized through several provincial, national and international awards.

Customized training

CMTN’s School of Exploration and Mining offers mobile and customizable courses to meet the employment training needs of the minerals and natural resource industries. Courses can be offered individually, packaged by contract or modified to meet the specific training needs of the client. All SEM training is designed for mobile and remote delivery. The instructors are an experienced staff of industry professionals that will travel to deliver programs in any location.

Available on demand:

  • Mineral Processing Operator
  • Mining Exploration & Natural Resources Field Assistant
  • Drill Core Technician Basic Training
  • Surface Diamond Driller's Helper
  • Environmental Monitor Assistant Program (EMAP)
  • WEST (Workforce Exploration Skills Training
  • Mining Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Silviculture
  • Introduction to Timber Cruising

For more information or to request a quote, please contact:

Laurie Kallio
Regional Contracts Officer
Workforce Training & School of Exploration and Mining
1-877-277-2288 ext. 5877
lkallio@coastmountaincollege.ca