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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
Vegas reception promotes career opportunities

Vegas reception promotes career opportunities

Sudbury employers lay out red carpet The Sudbury Opportunity Rocks Partnership, a collaboration of 11 mining companies, suppliers and organizations in search of professional talent for the city’s booming mining cluster, wooed 140 young aspiring minin
Training centre focuses on small contractors

Training centre focuses on small contractors

A trio of Sudbury mining veterans, Dennis Shannon, Mike Mooney and Otto Rost, have teamed up to establish the National Mine Safety Training Centre (NMSTC).
New mining institute planned for northwest

New mining institute planned for northwest

Thunder Bay’s Lakehead University is preparing to establish a new Centre of Excellence in Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Mining Development to address mining challenges in Northern Ontario.

Boart Longyear trains drillers for hot market

Boart Longyear has found one solution to finding qualified and experienced employees. At its eastern Canada headquarters in Haileybury, a new drilling assistant training facility has recently been established.