SEG November 2013 Enews update
This month's newsletter takes you from Christmas planning to Roundup preparation. Plus you'll hear about an important training program that brings the minerals industry to Smithers Senior Secondary School.
Friday December 6 SEG Christmas Party
We're less than a month away from SEG's Christmas party so don't delay - get your tickets now. The Christmas party will take place on Friday December 6 at the Smithers Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $35 for dinner and dance and are available for purchase at Hetherington and Hooper or the Ministry of Energy and Mines in Smithers. Check out the poster for details.
January 27 and 28 SEG Booth at Roundup 2014
SEG will have its usual booth at Roundup at the door to the trade show featuring the 2014 SEG directory. We need volunteers to staff the booth! If you can lend a hand for a couple of hours on Monday or Tuesday, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will email a tentative booth schedule in mid-January with lots of instructions on how to staff the booth. It's a great way to meet people at Roundup, while helping us get the word out about northwestern BC.
Smithers Students get credits for innovative program
An innovative partnership in Smithers means 16 high school students are getting a headstart on a career closely connected to the minerals industry. Students in the Environmental Monitor Assistant Program (EMAP) earn high school graduation credits simultaneous with credits at nearby Northwest Community College.
The students have been spending their afternoons in the EMAP course and will continue until January. They spend part of their time in the classroom with frequent field trips to put into practise their new skills.
Funding for the dual credit program comes from the BC Mining Human Resources Taskforce with contributions from School District 54, Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Office of the Wet’suwet’en, Smithers Exploration Group, and Imperial Metals Corporation.