Learn skills to support the exploration sector
How to apply
Participants must be registered with the Mine Training Society of the NWT to be considered for Aurora College Mining Programs.
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Program: Geoscience Field Assistant
School: Trades, Apprenticeship & Industrial Training
Delivery Method: Classroom
Program Duration: 5 weeks
Delivery Location: Community based
The five-week (150-hour) Geoscience Field Assistant Training Program was developed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to function as productive field assistants in the geoscience and mineral exploration sectors.
The program includes core courses that focus on technical skills required of field assistants, as well as safety-oriented modules necessary for those working in remote camp settings. Courses include: Introduction to the Role of a Geoscience Field Assistant; Communications and Team Work; Introduction to Orienteering; Applied Computer and Technology Skills; Basic Geology; Sampling; Prospecting; Claim Staking and Mineral Tenure; Geophysical Surveying and Grids; Introduction to Mineral Exploration; Wilderness Safety and Survival; Fixed Wing and Rotary Aircraft Safety; Field Camp Skills; Problem Solving and Decision Making; and Document Use and Data Entry.
The program also has a selection of additional courses so that the delivery can be tailored to the needs of specific industry and/or community clients.