NORCAT acquires Workplace Training and Safety First

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Sudbury, ON. NORCAT, a global leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and development services, today announced the acquisition of Workplace Training and Safety First. Workplace Training and Safety First’s training and development programs, services, and resources in the mining, construction, and forestry sectors will complement and enhance NORCAT’s existing suite of products and services. With the …

The NORCAT Undergound Centre, the former Fecunis Mine, is accessed via an adit, has two kilometres of underground workings and eight headings.

NORCAT underground test centre a beehive of activity

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The NORCAT Underground Centre in Onaping, 45 kilometres north of Sudbury, is an ideal venue for testing new equipment and technology for the mining industry. The former Fecunis Mine is accessed via an adit, boasts two kilometres of underground workings and has undergone extensive upgrades in the last few years. “We have one of the largest mining supply sectors right …

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Deal with Sandvik puts innovation centre clients in driver’s seat

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NORCAT is quickly becoming a virtual playground for mining professionals looking for hands-on machinery training, with the goal of improving health and safety in the industry. The NORCAT Mining Equipment Simulation Training Centre in Sudbury is doubling their simulation training capacity in the coming weeks, thanks to a strategic partnership with mining equipment supplier Sandvik, announced on March 7. “The …

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NORCAT doubles their Simulation Training Centre’s capacity

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Miners in Northern Ontario can now enjoy a new simulation training tool. The technology development centre NORCAT has partnered with mining manufacturer. Since offering simulation training in 2014, the centre has hosted over 100 workers from across Northeast Ontario and Abitibi, Quebec. Jason Bubba, the director of Training and Development at NORCAT, says workers can develop their skills on site …

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Mining equipment simulators: researchers gauge their training value

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Study underway to evaluate effectiveness of a simulator that trains workers to operate underground machines Laurentian University will use a $57,000 grant from the province to answer the question of whether simulated underground training works. The director of training and development at the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology said the Cybermine simulator has been booked solid with mining companies wanting …

Unconventional engagements and all things canvas found at convention

Northern Ontario’s Mining Industry at 2015 PDAC Convention – FedNor

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The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is generating a buzz with demonstrations of its new engaged virtual reality learning technology at the 2015 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention. With operations in Timmins and Sudbury, NORCAT is one of more than 55 businesses representing the region at the FedNor-funded Northern Ontario Mining Showcase, one of the …

Unconventional engagements and all things canvas found at convention

Unconventional engagements and all things canvas found at convention

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By Timmins Today More than 55 businesses and organizations from across Northern Ontario are taking part in the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase at the 2015 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) International Convention, March 1-4, 2015, in Toronto. Among them, two Timmins companies are creating and buzz. NORCAT unveils Virtual Training Technology at International Mining Convention The Northern Centre …

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NORCAT Launches Virtual Reality Health and Safety Training App Studio

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Toronto: NORCAT is excited to announce the launch of the Immersive Learning Centre – an in-house studio focused on developing engaged-learning software applications focused on health and safety in the workplace, at home, and in the community. The initial target markets will focus on youth and industry. For the youth market this will entail creating a variety of interactive learning …

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CYBERMINE Customer in Focus: NORCAT

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By ThoroughTec, from their Bi-Annual Newsletter The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) has chosen to use CYBERMINE simulators at its facility in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. We chatted to Jason Bubba, Director for Training and Development and Tom White, Manager of Simulation Training, to find out more about NORCAT’s role in training mine operators and the use of simulator systems …

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Heavy equipment simulator trains miners to avoid accidents

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By CBC News Northern Centre for Advanced Technology says workers can now practice emergency procedures safely Efforts are underway in Sudbury to address the reality that an increasing number of miners are being killed in transportation-related accidents in Ontario. Workplace Safety North, an agency supported by the premiums industries pay to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, affirms there’s an …

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NORCAT opens Timmins facility

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By Lindsay Kelly – Northern Ontario Business The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is spreading its reach. The Sudbury-based training and innovation centre is opening a satellite office in Timmins in order to more efficiently offer health and safety training and programming to industry clients. From its location at the Timmins campus of Collège Boréal, NORCAT will serve businesses …

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NORCAT improves training with new simulator

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State-of-the-art system recreates underground mine environment By Jonathan Migneault – Sudbury Northern Life 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 …

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NORCAT delivers health and safety training to Kenya

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By Heather Campbell – www.northernontariobusiness.com The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is sharing its expertise in health and safety training with Base Titanium Limited for a new open pit titanium mine under construction in Kenya. The mine’s Kenyan workforce will be trained to Canadian standards for health and safety. NORCAT CEO Don Duval said the partnership was formed after …

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MTCU Funds NORCAT / Barrick Gold Training Partnership Initiative

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The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) Sector Initiatives Fund (SIF) has provided funding to the partnership of NORCAT and Barrick Gold Hemlo for development of Module P#770121 Common Core for First Line Underground Mine Supervisors in a blended eLearning and practical training package that will be available for the entire mining industry to use. Supervisors requiring this program …

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NORCAT and the IEC Partner to Deliver Standardized Accredited Training

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NORCAT and the Industrial Education Cooperative (IEC) are excited to announce a partnership to develop standards and an accreditation process to deliver training programming across the province of Ontario. The inaugural program, focussed on Fall Protection, will provide workers with training recognition across both the mining and the oil and gas sector. Highly skilled workers are often required to be …