Mining Your Future – Live from the NSWPB and CEDC


Mining Your Future North Superior Workforce Planing BoardTHUNDER BAY – The North Superior Workforce Planning Board along with the Community Economic Development Commission are hosting Mining your Future Wednesday at the Nor’Wester Best Western in Thunder Bay.

Registration for this event has reached capacity. Fortunately, however, you are able to watch the events live online and ask questions during the Q&A portion of the Forum.

The event will be a HD Livestream+ © broadcast live from the Nor’Wester.


9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks/Housekeeping Announcements
9:03am Greetings from the City of Thunder Bay (Mayor Keith Hobbs)
9:05am Greetings from the Co-Chairs of NSWPB (Frank Pullia and Elaine Kerr)
9:10am Skilled Labour and Professionals in the Mining Sector. NWO: Challenges and Opportunities (John Mason)
9:40am Success Story (Scott Jacob)
9:50am Exploration in Mining (Henry Wetelainen)
10:10am Success Story (Jaysen Indian)
10:40am Supply and Services Businesses in Mining (Barb Courte)
11:00am Success Story (Brad Corrigan)
11:10am Labour Market Mining Sector Supply and Demand Strategy Research Report/
Question and Answer Period (Barb Kirby)
12:00pm LUNCH
1:00-1:45 Workshop A: Trades and Transferable Skills in Mining (John Hatton)
1:00-1:45 Workshop A: Women in Mining (Panel)
1:00-1:45 Workshop A: First Nations/Metis in Mining (Kevin Sherlock, Henry Wetelainen)
1:55-2:40 Workshop B: Opportunities in Mineral Exploration (Barbara Green Parker)
1:55-2:40 Workshop B: Mining and Exploration Supply & Services  
Businesses (Panel)
1:55-2:40 Workshop B: Environmental Careers in Mining (Panel)
2:40-3:00 COFFEE BREAK
3:00-3:45 Workshop C: Career Readiness (Panel)
3:00-3:45 Workshop C: Regional Post-Secondary Training for Careers in Mining (Panel)
3:00-3:45 Workshop C: Innovations in Mining (Douglas Morrison, Brad Corrigan)
3:45 Closing Remarks and Door Prizes (Madge Richardson)
8:30-4:30 TRADE SHOW


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