Secondary Student Career Exploration Day at AME Roundup 2023

Description: In partnership with the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) and Teck Resources Ltd, MineralsEd invites grade 10-12 students to join us on Monday, January 23, 2023, at the AME Roundup 2023 conference to explore the breadth of careers available to them within the mining and mineral exploration industry.

This program consists of two parts:

  1.  Career Panel: In the morning, secondary students will connect with early-career professionals who represent a range of sub-fields in the mining and mineral exploration industry (e.g., geology, environmental science, engineering, community engagement, and business). Students will hear inspiring stories on the speakers' experiences, education, and career pathways  - followed by a Q&A session. This portion of the event will be facilitated by MineralsEd Partner-Teacher Bruce Kiloh. This years' career panelists will be announced closer to the date.
  2. Conference Tour: After lunch, students will be accompanied by volunteers to explore the vast conference trade show floor and have the opportunity to speak with representatives from mining and mineral exploration companies. Some highlights include gold panning with Yukon Dan, visiting AR mine sites, and the core shack.

This event is suitable for secondary students in grades 10-12 who have a special interest in Science, Geology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, and Geography; or for those who are interested in exploring different career pathways. Students wishing to attend must be nominated by a teacher using the form below. 

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2023

Date: Monday, January 23, 2023

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Important Notes: This is a full-day event. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Parent/guardian permission is required to attend this event. Download the Parent/Guardian Consent Form here

What to Bring: Walking shoes, notebook, backpack, snacks and water, curiosity, and questions!

Visit our Flickr gallery for some of the highlights from previous years! 

Student Nomination Form: