International Minerals Innovation Institute

IMII is pleased to release our latest video on innovations in the mining industry, featuring RESPEC Consulting Inc. in “Girls in the Classroom”.

Girls in the Classroom is an educational outreach pilot project that engages with elementary and high school girls and young women to educate, debunk stereotypes and raise awareness around STEM-related career opportunities in the mining and mineral industry for women. With the support of innovative approaches and tools, the project connects classrooms with the diverse female mining and minerals workforce as applied examples of the learning outcomes in the public school curriculum. The ultimate ambition is to feed this key underrepresented group of the mining sector talent pipeline through inspirational interactions.

The pilot project engages with a diverse cross-section of classrooms in Saskatoon, including academically gifted, inner city, community and Indigenous schools across grades 4 to 12. Just as the classrooms are diverse, the industry women that classrooms will be uniquely connected to will represent wide-ranging careers in the Saskatchewan mining sector, with a focus on in-demand careers identified in the Saskatchewan Mining Industry Hiring Requirements and Available Talent Forecast.