Education & Training
CZN has been providing scholarships and training programs since 2003. The company has been significantly rewarded for this ongoing investment by the development of excellent employees.
More Than A Silver Lining
In 2011, CZN and the Mine Training Society succeeded in obtaining federal funding from the department of Human Resources and Skills Development of Canada. The Government of Canada committed to providing more than $3 million dollars over 3 years towards capacity training programs for the Prairie Creek Mine's neighbouring First Nation communities. Although more than 200 companies across Canada applied for this special federal funding, CZN's application was one of the 10 projects approved to recieve this funding and the only approved project in all Territories.
Some of the training includes:
Training Programs Held at Prairie Creek Mine
Canadian Zinc Earth Sciences Scholarship
In 2011, Dehcho First Nations approached CZN to provide a scholarship for advanced studies in Earth Sciences.The Canadian Zinc Earth Sciences Scholarship provides one $12,000 multi-year scholarship to a Dehcho Dene descendant pursuing their doctorate (1st choice), masters (2nd choice) or undergraduate degree (3rd choice) in Earth Sciences.
CZN acknowledges that developing qualified employees for the Prairie Creek Mine is a shared responsibility and is committed to ensuring that all professional levels of employment are open for Dehcho Members. The Canadian Zinc Earth Sciences Scholarship will complement this commitment.
On May 28th 2012, the company presented the Canadian Zinc Earth Sciences Scholarship to Dehcho First Nations' Grand Chief Sam Gargan.
CZN has two Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) communities. Both Nahanni Butte Dene Band and Liidlii Kue First Nation have provisions within their IBAs for annual scholarships. These scholarships will continue to benefit these communities for the operational life of the Prairie Creek Mine.
Community Capacity Trust Funds
Youth Career Workshops
Dehcho Regional Training Committee Participation