Sept 2016 – BMC Minerals Offer Scholarship Opportunities

BMC Minerals are looking towards the next generation of mine professionals.

BMC Minerals (No.1) Ltd in collaboration with Ross River Dena Council are pleased to announce the initiation of the BMC Kaska Education Scholarship Program.

As part of its ongoing involvement in the Ross River and Kaska territory, BMC wishes to establish an interim three year scholarship/study assistance program aimed at supporting students that wish to commence, continue or complete secondary or post-secondary studies and who would benefit from additional financial support.

BMC has always aimed to invest real money in the ground with local involvement utilising skilled local workers in the community for short term exploration work. The next development phase is to focus on generating a trained workforce for the longer term.

Development of mining at KZK will take at least five years; in consultation with Kaska, BMC has decided to use this time to provide the opportunity for the local communities to learn the technical and business skills to be considered as future mining professionals and/or managers

BMC believes its KZK project will mean enhanced business opportunities and local involvement. This Scholarship Program will provide training, work skills and increased meaningful opportunities for employment at technical, supervisory and management level.

For further information please see this BMC Kaska Scholarship program document.

Applicants must be Kaska citizens who meet the specific criteria set out in one of four scholarship categories. The program will accept applications until September 30th for the 2016 awards. Further information about the program please contact Kudz Ze Kayah Mentor/Liason Kathlene Suza, email kat.suza@northwestel.com.

Application forms can be accessed here:  bmc-kaska-scholarship-application-form