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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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School: Trades, Apprenticeship & Industrial Training
Delivery Method: Classroom
Program Duration: 12 weeks
Delivery Location: Community based
The Mineral Processing Operator has been designed to qualify candidates for entry-level positions in the area of mineral processing. This program was designed based on the Core Competencies outlined in the Mineral Processing Technician Occupational Standards (Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification division of Education, Culture and Employment, GNWT).
The program is delivered in two phases. The first phase is a 10-week classroom and shop component that focuses on Orientation to the Industrial Workplace, Safety, Operations, Equipment, and Foundation Skills for the Mineral Processing Operator. The second component of the program is based on-site at an operating diamond mine. The on-site portion provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills addressed in the first part of the program.
The second portion of the program is 558 hours long, beginning with a one week rotation at the mine site, followed by a week off, followed by a two-week rotation at the mine site, followed by a two-week rotation off, followed by a second two-week on-rotation, then another two-week off-rotation, and ending with a third two-week rotation.
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