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Saskatchewan partners with SMA to promote mining careers

Saskatchewan partners with SMA to promote mining careers

REGINA – The Government of Saskatchewan is partnering with the Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) to educate students about careers in mining and exploration.

The province is investing $100,000 to support the development of classroom and online teaching resources promoting careers in the mining industry, including critical minerals, potash and uranium, a release said.

“Saskatchewan is one of the most attractive jurisdictions in the world for mining,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “As our footprint in the global mining industry continues to grow, it’s important we build the workforce needed to support this growth. This funding will provide educational opportunities for students to learn about careers in the mining sector and allow them to benefit from the jobs our rapidly growing economy is creating.”

SMA provides events for students, educators and communities via core programming, and free curriculum-based resource materials including lesson plans, presentations, videos, quizzes and workshops, the release said.

Last year the SMAs education outreach program connected with more than 7,800 students, 880 community members, 460 teachers, 90 Saskatchewan communities, and received 13,700 downloads of their lesson plans and teacher resources. 

“This partnership will build public understanding of how mining products enhance our everyday lives and expand students’ understanding of the technological innovation and sustainable practices in the industry, and profile and promote the wide variety of careers available and emerging in the mining industry,” the release said.

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