Ever wondered what it would be like to work in the mining industry? It can be a tough one to imagine as mining is something most of us are not really familiar with - even though our lives in this modern world depend on it. Well now is your chance to discover what a career in the industry is really like - an industry that is crucial to the BC economy.
In BC today, mining accounts for 20 out of the province's 120 top paying jobs. With an average salary of over $100,000, and a range of careers that include mechanic, accountant, environmental scientist, chef, CEO, and not forgetting miner, there's plenty to suit many career goals.
Mining Your Future is a TV mini-series explores these careers. With 30 minute episodes you can watch online, this is not your typical dry and dull look at careers. It is genuinely fun to watch, thanks to the presenters Danielle and Maggie. Even if you're not looking for a career it's a great look at how the industry works. Season 1 hit the screens in 2012, while season 2 is coming September 2013.
In the time of COVID-19, when our lives have been turned upside down, it can help to reflect on what has gone before, in order to find hope for what may come.
One of the most important minerals in human history, copper was as important for medicine and early technology as it is for us today. This blog discusses the use of copper, from ancient times down to the present.