Career Support

The Mine Training Society offers mentoring, job coaching and support at every level of your career path. Below, you'll find information about the many ways we can help you above and beyond our training programs.

Aurora College - Essential Skills

Aurora College has developed courses to assist community residents to develop skills required in business. These include office skills and help developing a business plan to create a community business. These three videos show how the program works in different communities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uYwmFlqEF4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OgTSpjve80

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T0Cx-sB_Do

Job Coaches

The Mine Training Society currently has three Job Coaches in place, with more planned in the future. Their role is to provide one-on-one support, mentorship and career assistance to MTS clients at each new stage in their training and career. They are there to help you determine exactly what it is that you want out of your career, and how to get it.

Jessica Enzoe Riddle, based in the MTS Yellowknife office, is responsible for clients in the North and South Slave regions

Contact Jessica Enzoe Riddle at the Yellowknife office by calling 867-765-0445, or emailing her directly at coachyk@minetraining.ca.

Tony Clarke in Yellowknife offers both coaching and occupational health and safety training support on behalf of the MTS.

Contact Tony Clark at the Yellowknife office by calling 867-765-0445, or emailing him directly at safety@minetraining.ca

 

Criminal Record Suspension

Most major mine operations require criminal record checks. If you do have a criminal record, however, this is not necessarily a bar to a career in the mining industry. The Mine Training Society can help you in the process of obtaining a  criminal record supension. Based on the information you provide, we will determine if you are eligible to apply for a suspension.

If you are eligible, the information we receive from the RCMP regarding your record will be used to request necessary documents from any court(s) involved in your conviction(s). Local police must be contacted to ensure there have been no incidents since your last conviction that could negatively impact your application.We will then submit your application to be reviewed by the Parole Board of Canada.

 

Financial Assistance

Individuals from NWT communities applying for training can access financial assistance. Assistance for accommodation, food, transportation, utilities, tuition and books can all be accessed from the Department of Education, Culture and Employment through the MTS.

Click here for the ECE student financial assistance handbook.

Click here for application forms for student financial assistance.

 

Career Centres

Fort Simpson ECE Service Centre

Phone: (867) 695-7332
Fax: (867) 695-7351
Box 740, Fort Simpson X0E 0N0.

 

Fort Smith ECE Service Centre

Phone: (867) 872-7425
Fax: (867) 872-4507
Sweetgrass Building, Box 1406
Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0

 

Hay River ECE Service Centre

Phone: (867) 874-5050
Fax: (867) 874-5062
Courthouse Building
8 Capital Drive
Hay River, NT X0E 1G2

 

Inuvik ECE Service Centre

Phone: (867) 777-7232
Fax: (867) 777-7218
Mack Travel Building
2nd Floor
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

 

Norman Wells ECE Service Centre

Phone: (867) 587-7157
Fax: (867) 587-2612
Edward G. Hodgson Building
Norman Wells, NT X0E 0V0

 

North Slave ECE Service Centre

Phone (867) 766-5100
Fax:  873-0423
Nova Court Plaza
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9

 

Career Action Plan

A Career Action Plan (CAP) lists all the steps that are required to take you from where you are now to where you want to be. It should include a timeline and be reviewed and adjusted on a regular basis.

Candy Brown, Manager of Employment and Career Support at MTS, helps trainees develop their CAPs. She can be contacted via the Yellowknife office at 867-765-0445 or by email at ao@minetraining.ca.

NWT career centres can also help you build your Career Action Plan.

Once you have written your action plan, you can adapt it if your ideas or circumstances change. Action planning is an ongoing process. Once you have completed the actions you had planned you will find yourself back at the start ready to again ask yourself the question: "Where am I now?"

Summarise your current situation and self-profile

This should include your present studies, key projects and achievements, your past/present work experience and your personal skills and qualities. Gaining a clear picture of your current situation will include an element of looking back and taking stock, which is a vital part of achievable forward career planning. The Starting Points leaflet - Assessing your Key Skills will be helpful as will any work you have done on your Progress File or in Personal Development Planning sessions.   The Starting Point leaflet – Assessing your Key Skills is available at any career centre.

Identify the elements of your Action Plan:

Where am I now?

Your current skills, qualities, experiences and achievements

Where do I want to be?

Your personal and career goals

How do I get there?

Entry requirements, applications procedures, etc

What actions are needed?

Identify and plan where you want to be, with realistic deadlines

If you are unsure what you want to do focus on gathering sufficient information, advice and guidance to help you decide. You should consider all the options open to you and make an informed evaluation of them.

Contact the nearest career centre for more information on building a career plan.

 

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