Education and Professional Development

AME’s tradition of education for the mineral exploration sector dates back to 1918, when it held its first prospecting seminar. Since then, thousands of students have received training in prospecting, mineral exploration, health and safety, and aboriginal engagement through AME.

Health & Safety Workshops

AME holds a annual Introduction to Exploration Safety Workshop - held in 2017 on March 25 at UBC. AME is also holding an Exploration Safety for Management and Project Supervisors workshop as part of the AME Education Series on April 21, 2017.

AME Roundup Short Courses

Part of AME Roundup’s success as the world’s premier mineral exploration conference is its variety of short courses.

AME Education Series

Join AME on April 20-21, 2017 for the inaugural AME Education Series

BCIT Mining and Mineral Exploration Part-Time Studies

These courses are held by BCIT in cooperation with AME, continue a nearly 100 year old tradition. Most courses are held once or twice annually and are divided into prospector, business, and professional streams. For more information, please visit

For further information on education and skills training in BC visit the
BC Centre of Training Excellence in Mining page.