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.