VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2012) - The first ever reality TV mini-series about careers in British Columbia's mining industry will premiere this Saturday September 8th at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm across BC. Mining Your Future's inaugural season showcases 24 diverse careers and offers an inside look at this modern day industry that provides jobs for over 10,000 employees in communities across British Columbia.
The TV series was filmed with the support of companies in mining operations and development, the British Columbia Government, the Mining Association of BC, Association for Mineral Exploration BC and the BC HR Task Force: Mineral Exploration, Mining, Stone, Sand, & Gravel (BC Mining HR Task Force). There are over 120 careers in the industry; the 24 selected to appear in this year's TV show are only the tip of the iceberg.
"The Mining Your Future TV mini-series provides a unique opportunity for British Columbians from the comfort of their own couch, to discover the industry that has some of the Provinces highest paying jobs (average combination of salary and benefits is over $110,000)," says Dave Bazowski, representing the BC Mining HR Task Force.
The show will air on TV every Saturday starting September 8th for 8 weeks at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm; check your local TV listings for the multiple networks and channels. Each episode will showcase three different careers, a 'Fact Digging' segment by BCIT that reveals a fun fact about the industry, and a 'Mining Gives Back' segment by Goldcorp that depicts the 'heart' of the industry in BC.
"The BC Mining HR Task Force fundamentally supported this pilot TV mini-series because BC is hitting a critical labor shortage with the aging demographic (40% of our industry is 50 years+), additionally our industry will need over 10,000 new recruits by 2021," explains Dave Bazowski. "It is important that British Columbians are provided the opportunity to explore the many career opportunities our industry provides throughout BC."
For further general information about the Mining Your Future TV mini-series visit http://www.miningyourfuture.com.
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About BC HR Task Force: Exploration, Mining, Stone, Sand & Gravel
The BC HR Task Force: Exploration, Mining, Stone, Sand & Gravel (BC Mining HR Task Force) was initially formed in 2007 to identify the labour shortage facing the industry in BC. Following identifying the looming shortage (10,000+ new hires by 2021), the BC Task Force expanded its mission to include planning, developing and implementing pilot programs to ensure the mining industry in B.C. has the human resources needed to support the growth of the sector.
The BC Task Force is a broad sector partnership involving over 40 senior business leaders, employee representatives, Aboriginal representatives, and industry associations, from the BC mining industry, along with representation from training and education providers, and government agencies as needed.