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NORCAT improves training with new simulator

NORCAT improves training with new simulator

The 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 trainer with a variety of machines, including a MacLean bolter, an Atlas Copco rocket boomer, and underground loaders by Sandvik and Caterpillar.

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First-time filmmaker Amanda Darling signed up to NORCAT's Entrepreneurship 101 program last year to prepare for her new role as an employer. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Entrepreneurship 101 surpasses filmmaker's expectations

First-time filmmaker Amanda Darling never expected she would become an entrepreneur one day.

“I'm not business focused, mostly,” she said.

But to produce her first movie, “A lot like Marriage,” Darling knew she would need to hire a cast and crew and become an employer, at least for a short period of time.

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