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School of Exploration & Mining

Since its inception in 2004, Northwest Community College's School of Exploration & Mining (SEM) has taken a leadership role in providing training for the minerals industry workforce in Northern BC communities.

In partnership with Smithers Exploration Group and the Province of BC, SEM develops and delivers essential courses and programs targeted for the minerals industry. This means job-ready skills and employment for students – of more than 1300 SEM graduates, greater than 84% have found employment or returned to school.

SEM's innovative program design and delivery, strategic partnerships, and commitment to social and environmental responsibility have been recognized through several provincial, national and international awards.


Connect with SEM & win an iPad Mini!

The School of Exploration & Mining launched a NEW Facebook page and we’re giving away an iPad Mini!

Like our NEW Facebook page to enter the draw

On May 31, 2014, one lucky fan will be the winner of an iPad Mini!

Check our Facebook page regularly to find out what’s happening at SEM and learn more about our award-winning exploration and mining training.