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Introduction to Surface Mining Operations/Heavy Equipment Operations

  • Two upcoming 2016 sessions: April 25 - May 10 and May 23 - June 7
  • Employment-specific training
  • One intensive 14-day (140-hour) module

Can you imagine the thrill of operating heavy equipment? This hands-on program provides an opportunity to develop the skills needed to work in the surface mining industry—in just two intensive weeks!

Held at the Delta Mine Training Centre, in Delta Junction, Alaska this program will provide training on fundamentals such as safety procedures, heavy equipment operation and corecompetencies of an entry-level miner. The heavy equipment skills you’ll gain may be transferrable to other jobs in the highway or construction industries.

In addition to real-world understanding of what it’s like to work as part of a team in a surface mine, this program provides you with some of the skills pertinent to running your own placer mine.