Shawn Catholique is a member or the Lutsel Ke’ Dene Band
His journey started in Yellowknife with a 6 week Introduction to Underground Mining program, and finished at the top of his class in the Mine Training Society sponsored, 12 week Underground Miner Program held at Aurora College.
His 6-week course began with the Ready to Work North program, basic geology, mine life cycle and mine terminology. Upon passing with flying colors, he was selected into the 12-week Underground Miner program
He lived in a simulated camp facility, which included getting hands on experience with a haul truck, scoop tram and standard Toyota jeep.
Showing strong leadership skills, Shawn was selected leader of his group. Providing strength, guidance and knowledge, he fell into the role quite easily.
Shawn graduated the program in August, and was quickly hired on with Procon.