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NORCAT unveils hands-on tele-remote and underground training programs

Innovation mill unveils new training programs for global mining industries at PDAC
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NORCAT unveiled two new training programs at PDAC, a tele-remote and autonomous vehicle technology program and a understanding underground communication system program.

NORCAT unveiled their latest programs the innovation mill and training provider is developing to give itself a larger impact on the global mining workforce.

In a news release, the programs were described as hands-on and experimental training and development programs. The first new program provides fundamental skills training on the operation of tele-remote and autonomous vehicle technology while the second program focuses on understanding underground communication systems and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

“Our new training and development programs demonstrate our commitment to listening to our customers, understanding the trends in work and learning, and ensuring our solutions enhance both the productivity and safety of mine workers around the world,” Said Don Duval, CEO of NORCAT.

The two new programs are delivered through a combination of hands-on, experiential training at the NORCAT Underground Centre and instructor-led classroom-based learning.

These new programs, which are designed for both new and existing workers, were developed based on feedback from NORCAT’s global mining partners that identified the need to provide workers with the skills and confidence to implement, operate, and manage emerging technologies that are being adopted by and transforming the global mining industry.

“Our investments in new technology-enabled methods of training and development, combined with the development of new training and development programs, demonstrates our understanding that the new world of work in mining requires a new world of training and development,” said Jason Bubba, NORCAT’s director of Training and Development.

The programs were debuted at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual convention in Toronto at the Northern Ontario Pavillion.