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Emile Beaudoin – Mineral Exploration Technician

Emile Beaudoin – Mineral Exploration Technician

For my co-op work experience I worked for SilverCrest Metals Inc; a Canadian precious metals company based out of Vancouver. They target Mexico’s historic precious metals district. The Company is led by a proven management team in all aspects of the precious metal mining sector.…

Myles Graham – Junior Field Technician

Myles Graham – Junior Field Technician

My ERT co-op was spent as a Junior Field Technician working in the testing and inspection department of GHD, at their Peterborough, Ontario office. GHD is a technical professional services firm, they offer a vast range of services. My experience in Peterborough introduced me to…

Mitch Maracle – Mineral Exploration Field Technician

Mitch Maracle – Mineral Exploration Field Technician

This summer I worked for Big River Mineral Exploration, a newly formed exploration work placement company; owned and operated by the local first nations group, the Nacho Nyak-Dun in the Yukon.

I found this job through my professor Joanna Hodge, who was contacted by a graduate of the Earth Resources Technician program looking for potential applicants. This connection greatly showcased the importance of networking to me, and the value that alumni and future students add to the ever-growing Fleming College network­.

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Amy Holmes – Quality Control Technician

Amy Holmes – Quality Control Technician

I was employed at Coco Aggregates as a Quality Control technician for my co-op, I found the position through Career Services at Fleming College, where I am completing the Earth Resources Technician Co-op diploma, although it was also posted on Indeed.ca. Each day I collected…

Zoe Mathurin – Lab Assistant

Zoe Mathurin – Lab Assistant

The company I decided to do my co-op with was GHD; they are an engineering consultant company involved in multiple sectors including water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. They currently operate in multiple different countries such as the US and Canada,…

Jennifer Maurice – Quality Control Technician

Jennifer Maurice – Quality Control Technician

During the past two summer seasons, I have had the privilege of working for Miller Group’s Northern Paving Division in Ontario, Canada. I first found out about employment opportunities through my city’s local job fair in New Liskeard and was initially hired as a paving crew flagger as that was the only available position (which involved coordinating traffic safely with the use of a radio and various hand gestures along with appropriate signs). It wasn’t the position I was looking for, but it got my foot in the door for the next upcoming opportunity within the company’s quality control laboratory technician crew.

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Rock Your Career Path!

Rock Your Career Path!

Welcome to the Fleming College Earth Resources Technician Co-op (ERT) program student blog. The Earth Resources Technician Co-op program trains students for careers as geoscience technicians in a variety of industries and specializations, including environmental geology, mining and mineral exploration, geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology, materials testing…