Confederation and Northern partner to offer mining engineering tech program

August 8, 2013

Confederation College’s Thunder Bay campus will now be able to offer Northern College’s Haileybury School of Mines (HSM) Mining Engineering Technician diploma program to graduates of Confederation’s Mining Techniques certificate program. Students with the certificate will be able to enter the third semester of the HSM Mining Engineering Technician program, which will include onsite and distance learning as well as field studies. Northern and Confederation will collaborate on staffing, curriculum, and course delivery; the partnership is part of an MOU between 6 northern Ontario colleges, signed earlier this year, which aims to meet skills shortages and share best practices for student success. Estimates suggest that in the next 10 years there will be a need for 6,700 workers in the mining industry in Thunder Bay and surrounding regions. Confederation News Release