Bridge Training in the Mining Professions and Trades
English Language Training for Mining-related Professions and Trades
This program will assist internationally-trained immigrants (ITIs) in skilled mining-related professions and trades to achieve the English language proficiency needed to increase their prospects for employment or advancement in the Ontario mining industry.
The mining professions and trades include:
- Mining Engineers
- Mining Technician/Technologist
- Structural Engineers
- Structural Technician/Technologist
- Electrical Engineers
- Electrical Technician/Technologist
- Mechanical Engineers
- Mechanical Technician/Technologist
- Civil Engineers
- Civil Engineering Technicians
- Heavy Truck Mechanics
General Learning Expectations
There are 12 courses in this program. Each course includes activities that will provide participants with the following:
- Increased proficiency in oral skills.
- Increased occupation-specific vocabulary.
- Increased ability to read and follow safety instructions.
- Increased comfort in listening and speaking in everyday workplace situations.
- Increased confidence in the Canadian workplace through workplace communication and culture training.
Content of this program references language used in National Occupational Standards for the mining industry.
Bridge Training in the Mining Professions and Trades - Occupation Specific Language Training is funded by:
To be eligible, you must:
- be an internationally-trained immigrant in the mining sector or related field
- have a Canadian Language English Benchmark Level 7+ (testing available at Canadore College)
- hold a postsecondary degree or trade certificate from outside of Canada
- have at least two years of work experience outside of Canada in your field of expertise in the mining industry
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or convention refugee
- work in, or be looking for work in one of the professions listed in the Overview
Before registering you will be given an initial assessment. A key component of the program is this assessment phase which will ensure you only take the courses you require.
The 12 courses in the OSLT curriculum will be delivered to eligible participants through in-person and blended delivery at Canadore College. Online versions of the courses will also be available to eligible participants through Desire2Learn (D2L), the online learning management system used at Canadore College.
The curriculum consists of the following self-paced courses:
Oral Communication Skills I
|EFT102||Writing Skills for the Trades I|
Increase participant’s ability to use mining and trades specific English language vocabulary and structures in order to complete required workplace tasks. Learn writing skills that will develop the ability to communicate clearly and concisely and increase essential employability skills in the area of communication.
|EFT104||Intensive Reading for the Trades I|
Increase participant’s ability to develop strategies for comprehending instructions and basic procedural guidelines in English. The reading skills targeted are designed to develop the essential employability skills in the area of communication.
|EFT201||Oral Communication Skills II|
Assist the participant in recognizing the areas of English pronunciation, word stress, and intonation that require targeted practice. The participant will develop listening skills in work related contexts and practice effective business communication.
|EFT202||Writing Skills for the Trades II|
Focus on developing written business communication skills including specific business formats and writing techniques in order to develop the ability to communicate clearly concisely.
|EFT203||Socio-Cultural Issues and Integration into the Workplace|
Develop effective communication skills to enhance integration into the Canadian workplace. Participants will gain a better understanding of the cultural differences and practices related to interpersonal communication such as formal versus informal communication, active listening, and non-verbal communication.
Intensive Reading for the Trades II
|EFT301||Oral Communication Skills III|
Assist participant in targeting and improving the areas of their English pronunciation, word stress, and intonation that require practice. The participant will develop listening skills in work related contexts, practice effective business communication and develop presentation skills.
|EFT302||Writing Skills for the Trades III|
Focus on developing specific business formats and writing techniques in order to develop the ability to communicate clearly concisely. You will focus on developing report writing and summarizing skills in order to effectively communicate complex ideas, offer recommendations and express opinions.
|EFT303||Oral Communication Skills - Interview Techniques|
Focus on developing the key skills necessary to succeed at interviews in a variety of contexts.
|EFT304||Intensive Reading for the Trades III|
Focus on further developing reading comprehension skills of increasingly complex material. Develop the English language skills needed to summarize, analyze and categorize the content in order to facilitate and demonstrate comprehension.
|EFT401||Oral Communication Skills - Conflict Resolution|
Provide participants with strategies for responding to workplace conflict within a Canadian workplace environment.
Students who complete any portion of the program will receive a Participant Certificate from Canadore College. Student who complete the entire program are also eligible to receive a Laurentian University Certificate for Intercultural Communications for the Canadian Workplace.
To register for English Language Training for Mining-related Professions and Trades, please contact Susan Trenker at (705) 474.7600 ext. 5841 Susan.Trenker@canadorecollege.ca
Before registration you will be given an initial assessment and personal learning plan. You can register for the entire program or only for the courses you require based on your assessment. Personal learning plan durations will vary.
Cost per course is $250. The entire program is 12 courses x $250 = $3000
Financial Assistance may be available.
To find out if you qualify for financial assistance or for any questions about the program, please contact Laurie Siviter, Project Leader at (705) 474.7600 ext. 5138 Laurie.Siviter@canadorecollege.ca