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NORCAT expands simulation training services with new partnership

Students will learn to spray shotcrete at Sudbury training centre

NORCAT recently announced a partnership with Normet to offer shotcrete simulation training at the Simulation Training Centre in Sudbury. 

The organization launched the Simulation Training Centre in 2014 to enhance the development and provision of skilled labour training in Canada. 

The centre features a unique simulator that allows operators to gain experience with different machines in a realistic, non-destructive environment. 

By partnering with Normet, a global technology company that aims to transform and digitize underground mining and tunneling, NORCAT has added a shotcrete spraying simulation training program to its repertoire. 

Operators will be able to gain experience in concrete spraying and scaling machines, control and measurement systems, concrete spraying and scaling process planning, working methods, and troubleshooting. 

“The partnership with Normet demonstrates our on-going commitment to listen to our clients, understand their needs, and develop the right training programs and services to ensure workers have the skills, competencies, and confidence to do their job both safely and productively,” said Tom White, NORCAT’s simulation manager, in a news release.

“We are excited to expand our simulation training services and work with Normet to continue to engage and educate our future skilled labour workers for in-demand jobs across Canada.” 

Normet operates over 50 locations in 28 countries around the world. They offer their clients equipment, construction chemicals, rock reinforcement and a wide variety of services. Normet Canada Ltd. is located in Lively. 

NORCAT will display the Normet shotcrete spraying simulator at an open house and live demonstration at the centre in Sudbury from Nov. 18 to 20. Interested mining industry clients are encouraged to attend.