The Field School in North America – A Productive Partnership!
Patrice Roy, Ministère des Ressources naturelles
Denis Bois, URSTM-UQAT
Anne-Sylvie André-Mayer, Université de Lorraine
The sixth edition of the Field School took place from May 5 to 27, 2013. In all, ten students from France and Morocco came to perfect their knowledge of applied geology. During the two-week training session, students were able to learn about the geology of Abitibi and about North American geological mapping and mineral exploration methods. The course was completed by three months of practical workplace training. Overall, the Field School program offers a unique chance for foreign students to learn more about the geology of Québec and also to identify longer-term job opportunities in Québec. As for the companies concerned, they have an opportunity to expand their pool of candidates with a view to meeting their qualified staffing needs.