Today’s professionals in mining and the geosciences require new, innovative ways of delivering high-quality, affordable continuing education that allow them to balance a career, a family, and their personal lives with job responsibilities and career development.
The CMS (Certificate in Mining Studies) is a continuing education program supported by a network of top mining schools and providers of high quality professional development courses. It is a blended learning program of on-demand online courses, face-to-face short courses and interactive live webcasts delivered by industry specialists and supplemented by graded take-away assignments. You can structure your own unique CMS program by selecting components from a wide range of courses and providers to suit your career objectives, and receive a certificate from a top mining school.
The CMS provides you with the most direct and affordable path to achieving your career objectives. You set your own learning plans at a pace that is compatible with your schedule, your life, and your work experience, and select courses, topics and learning outcomes that match your career objectives. The CMS maximizes the utility and convenience of your learning experience while minimizing cost and interference with your work schedule.
The CMS is directly in line with current innovative thinking and policy with respect to continuing education (Kinney (2014) ), in that you can move ahead in your program with full credit as soon as you have mastered the learning objectives of a course, and without necessarily spending the full credit hours in the course. It holds enormous potential to transform continuing education in mining by lowering costs, increasing value, aligning to workforce needs, and providing more flexibility. The future of continuing education lies in providing today’s professionals with access to the education they need to succeed, when and where they need it.
The expanding CMS course offering includes more than 200 courses by industry specialists and a network of mining schools and course providers:
- The Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia
- The Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources at the University of Arizona
- EduMine – the Professional Development Division of InfoMine Inc.
- The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia
- Continuing Professional Development at Imperial College, London, UK
- The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver BC
The CMS gives you a competitive advantage in mining, adjusts to your career objectives, and works within your job constraints. To find out more, see Certificate in Mining Studies – EduMine.