Government Investments to Benefit Work in Mining Sector

Both Provincial and Federal Government investments along with the College of the North Atlantic, will total over $1.2 million towards a new, state-of-the-art mining training simulator, launched at the college’s Happy Valley-Goose Bay campus.

Premier Dwight Ball announced $132,000 from the Regional Development Fund on behalf of the Provincial Government towards the project. Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, announced $851,287 from ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund for the initiative. College of the North Atlantic contributed $250,000.

The simulator will strengthen the college’s ability to offer training specific to the underground mining sector, resulting in a highly skilled workforce able to meet the particular needs of that sub-sector of the industry.