NLPA, CNA partnership to deliver workshop series on Prospecting Career Awareness


6/8/2018 10:31:41 AM


The Newfoundland and Labrador Prospectors Association (NLPA) is excited to be teaming up with College of the North Atlantic (CNA) to offer a series of one-day regional career awareness workshops on prospecting throughout the province.
 
The schedule of events is as follows at CNA campuses throughout the province:

St. John’s (PPD campus) - May 26, 2018
Corner Brook - June 9, 2018
Clarenville - June 16, 2018
Grand Falls-Windsor - June 23, 2018
Stephenville - June 30, 2018
St. Anthony - July 7, 2018
Baie Verte - July 14, 2018
Burin - July 21, 2018
Happy Valley-Goose Bay - Fall 2018
Labrador City - Fall 2018
 
“Many of this province’s past and present producing mines were either directly or indirectly discovered by prospectors. Like many sectors in the province, most of our experienced prospectors are part of an aging demographic, and it is vital that we raise awareness about prospecting to a younger generation, including high school students and young adults who are finished school. The NLPA and CNA gratefully acknowledge the provincial government’s financial support of just over $58,000 under the Labour Market Partnership Program to make this event possible.”
 
Norm Mercer
NLPA President
 
“Supporting mineral exploration and mining development throughout Newfoundland and Labrador is a key priority of the Cabinet Committee on Jobs and The Way Forward. By working in partnership with industry leaders such as the Newfoundland and Labrador Prospectors Association, College of the North Atlantic will equip students with the skills they need for rewarding careers in the mining industry right here at home.”
 
The Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
 
If you are a high school student or young adult who has finished school; enjoys outdoor activities, such as camping and hiking; and, you have a sense of adventure and discovery, then this one-day workshop is for you.
 
Registration is $20, and entitles participants to a one-year NLPA membership.
 
For more information, and to register, contact:
 
Norm Mercer                                                                                
NL Prospectors Association                                                              
709-740-6000 or 709-364-7029                                                   
normmercer@gmail.com

Darrin Fitzpatrick 
College of the North Atlantic 
709-744-6845  
darrin.fitzpatrick@cna.nl.ca                                                        
 
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Backgrounder:
Funding for the NLPA Career Awareness Project comes from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador through the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (AESL). CNA will deliver these sessions in partnership with the NLPA.
 
 
 
 





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