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Tom White, NORCAT's manager of simulation training, sits at the simulator controls for an underground bolter. The technology centre has been training underground equipment operators with its new ThoroughTec CYBERMINE4 simulator for just over a month.
NORCAT improves training with new simulatorSudbury’s Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) can now recreate an underground mining environment without leaving the surface, thanks to a new state-of-the-art mining equipment simulator.The centre's new ThoroughTec CYBERMINE4 simulator has been in operation for just over a month, and provides employees with Vale, Glencore and KGHM hands-on training with a variety of machines, including a MacLean bolter, an Atlas Copco rocket boomer, and underground loaders by Sandvik and Caterpilla...


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Northern schools to receive robotics funding
Secondary school students in North Bay and Timmins will benefit from funding to support their participation in a provincial robotics competition.The eNimkii team at Nbisiing Secondary School in North Bay and the Northern Lights Robotics team at Timmins High and Vocational School in Timmins are ...
College celebrates mining program, strikes new one at PDAC
Thunder Bay’s Confederation College celebrated a successful mining industry training alliance at the recent Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention and confirmed a new one.Its industry partner, Noront Resources, received the PDAC’s Environmental and Social Responsibility ...
Laurentian U taps city planner as projects director
Sudbury’s Laurentian University has recruited a City of Greater Sudbury planner to oversee its campus modernization program.Jason Ferrigan is the new director of planning and capital projects.A graduate of Laurentian, Ferrigan spent seven years with the city as a senior planner where he worked on t...
Sudbury college to offer new mining program in 2015
Collège Boréal will launch a new prospecting and exploration technology program in 2015.College president Pierre Riopel made the announcement at the annual general meeting of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA) on Dec. 4.The program, he said, was a direct response to...


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