New graduate micro-program in applied management for the mining industry
In November 2011, the UQAT-UQAM Chair in Mining Entrepreneurship was created, under an initiative by Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The goals in establishing the Chair were to support the development of entrepreneurship in Québec’s mining industry, develop and strengthen graduate-level training and research in mining and design specific training programs to meet the need for in-depth knowledge in the field. This program responds to a critical need often expressed by the mining exploration sector and mining entrepreneurs in particular. In addition, through Québec’s Mineral Strategy, the government aims to not only promote the growth of Québec firms involved in exploration but also support the creation of a skilled workforce to help companies move on to the next stages in the process, namely extraction and processing.
After the creation of the Chair, UQAT established a graduate micro-program in applied management for the mining industry. This programs helps students to improve their management knowledge and skills so that they are better equipped to meet the challenges faced by the mining industry, in a context of market globalization and with sustainable development in mind.
Applications for admission to the program in the fall 2012 session are now being taken. To find out more about this innovative new program and the wealth of knowledge targeted.