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NORCAT commences simulator training

Sudbury miners train their equipment operators on modules for two loaders, an Atlas Copco jumbo and a Maclean bolter The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) has commenced training mining equipment operators on a Thoroughtec simulator.

Mining association honours young filmmakers

So You Think You Know Mining The Ontario Mining Association (OMA) is making more young people aware of the mining industry.
NORCAT announces simulation training centre

NORCAT announces simulation training centre

Vale, Glencore, KGHM pitch in A collaborative partnership between the Ontario government, Vale, KGHM International, Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Glencore), and Laurentian University’s Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CR
Diversity rules at Goodman School

Diversity rules at Goodman School

They’re smart, eager to learn and make their mark in the mining industry. Meet Donna, Carolyn and Sadie, pioneers of gender diversity and students at Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mining.
NORCAT delivers health and safety training to Kenya

NORCAT delivers health and safety training to Kenya

Workers at new titanium mine trained to Canadian standards The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is sharing its expertise in health and safety training with Base Titanium Limited for a new open pit titanium mine under construction in K
Colleges reach out to broaden educational opportunities

Colleges reach out to broaden educational opportunities

Northern College partners with Queen’s to offer Mining Engineering degree program Two community colleges in Northern Ontario have announced partnerships with southern Ontario universities.
Bank of Montreal donates to Goodman School of Mines

Bank of Montreal donates to Goodman School of Mines

BMO Financial Group has made a donation of $250,000 to Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines .
Study predicts total workforce renewal

Study predicts total workforce renewal

The aging of the workforce, pending retirements, a low birth rate and a lack of interest in the trades by young people are all identified as contributing factors A recently released report by Sudbury and Manitoulin Workforce Planning and the Mining I
Tide is turning

Tide is turning

College dean sees growing interest in skilled trades Michel Barbeau, dean of skilled trades at Cambrian College in Sudbury, agrees there’s a shortage of fully certified skilled tradespeople, or journeymen, at this point in time, but is more confident
Co-op students get a head start

Co-op students get a head start

Mining engineering students graduate debt-free with 20 months of experience A co-op program for students at Laurentian University ’s Bharti School of Engineering is a win-win proposition for both participating students and the mining companies that h