Minerva Online Health and Safety Certificate Program accessed on the Bluedrop Skills Pass Platform
Interested students, professional association members, and employees whose school or organization does not have a Minerva licensing agreement can now access the four Minerva online courses and its introductory course online – see here for listing of all the courses and its modules.
Participants need to create an account on the Minerva Storefront within the Bluedrop Skill Pass learning platform. The Minerva Storefront also contains an introductory course with 9 of the 28 modules. Successful completion of any of the courses found on the Minerva Storefront provides the participant with a certificate.
The process is simple to register for the training – select the course, create an account and pay online, and then start training at your own time and convenience. A certificate is issued upon completion of the training. More details on course registration procedures can be found here.
Course fees for any of the four Minerva online courses when accessing it on the Bluedrop platform can vary from $350 to $475 depending on the organization’s group size. Total fees from $975-$1100 would apply if an organization chooses to do all four online courses. The introductory course can vary from $425-$550. Discounted prices for one or all four courses are provided to students enrolled in full or part time programs within post secondary academia.
Please contact Minerva Canada at email@example.com to discuss licensing arrangements and course fees based on larger group sizes.
Mineral Resources Industry Leadership Certificate Program
In 2021, Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines successfully launched its two-year leadership program offering students and Mineral Resources employees leadership training and certificates including one on Health and Safety. Several of Minerva’s online modules are used in this program.
More information can be found here.
Access to online program and courses by OSPE and HSPC member
Members of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and the Health and Safety Professionals of Canada (HSPC) can also access the Minerva online courses
See here for OSPE details and here for HSPC details.
At the Fall 2017 meeting of Canadian Engineering Deans, Minerva Canada received much support to proceed with the development of an online e-learning Health and Safety certificate program for engineering undergraduate students. They were presented with the compelling case for this program including letters of support from many of Minerva’s industry, government, professional association sponsors together with preliminary details and content for the program. In December 2017, twelve universities partnered with Minerva in its development and implementation. In 2018, Minerva initiated the development of an online e-learning certificate program and selected the University of Fredericton to work with Minerva and its 12 university partners to design the first of four online e-learning courses.
Scope of the Minerva Online Certificate Program
The online certificate program contains 4 courses complete with assignments and quizzes. It will address the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) requirements in Health and Safety for Engineering Schools. Learning objectives are defined for each module. The content material for the four courses will focus on 8 key domains for Health and Safety engineering student competencies. The content for the modules shall be taken from Minerva’s 24 Teaching Modules with added material provided to address some of the topics. The material covered in each of the four courses will contain core material for all students as well as discipline specific content for a certain engineering discipline. Content shall all be appropriate for use in training new or existing employees within various industries.
Details of the Minerva Online Program
A “white paper” was prepared by Minerva outlining the compelling case for this online program for Engineering Schools, the 8 key focus areas , the desired engineering student competencies in each of these areas, the role of Minerva’s university contacts and the features of the online program. A summary of this information is shown here.
Details and FAQ’s of the Online Courses and Modules
More information to some frequently asked questions including program features, a listing of modules in each course, licensing fees etc. can be found here.
Enrolment of Canadian Universities, Colleges and Professional Associations
Since 2021, Minerva has had several teaching institutions and professional associations enter into licensing agreements with Minerva Canada to access its online courses on their LMS with over 12,000 students, employees accessing one or more of its modules Some College departments have subscribed to Minerva’s online courses in 2021 with very positive feedback and testimonials. Minerva will continue its discussions with academia, industry to demonstrate the value of incorporating any of these modules into their curriculum, training as well as micro credential opportunities for their students and employees.
New eLearning Management Certificate Course in Health and Safety
New online Minerva Management Certificate courses that will incorporate several of the 28 modules and other new material is expected by Q1 2024. Employee and student survey input from Minerva’s two pilots are being used to finalize the desired modules. It is anticipated that the courses will include core modules and elective modules and designed for either future business leaders or Health and safety professionals, committee members etc The courses will benefit training in different industry sectors, especially small to medium size firms. It will also provide opportunities for a micro-credential in Health and Safety to individuals in post secondary schools and others and better preparing them as they enter the workplace.