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Facebook Showcases NORCAT's Mine Rescue VR Experience in Oculus "VR for Good" Initiative

November 13, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

NORCAT, a global leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and innovation services, is pleased to announce its Mine Rescue VR Experience is showcased in Facebook’s Oculus "VR for Good" initiative

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Female driller grad maps a path to success

November 11, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

Sasha Michano is the first female graduate of NORCAT's surface and underground diamond driller assistant common core program

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NORCAT Collaborates with Normet to Expand Equipment Simulation Training Services

November 8, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

NORCAT, a global leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and development services, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Normet to offer shotcrete simulation training as part of NORCAT’s world-class Simulation Training Centre located in Sudbury, Ontario.

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Trade delegations digging for mining expertise and experiences in Sudbury

October 23, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

The City of Greater Sudbury has rolled out the red carpet no less than 10 times in the past year for trade delegations from countries around the world coming to see the mining industry as well as the mining service and supply sector.

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Mining delegations visiting Greater Sudbury good for economy, city says

October 16, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

The City of Greater Sudbury is rising in prominence as an integrated mining hub in the global mining industry thanks to an increase in the number of mining delegations arriving in the city.

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Leaders of tomorrow

September 23, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

Using the curriculum of the Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group in Kirkland Lake (TNWSG) Aboriginal Women in Mining students attended classes in personal and professional skill development and technical training.

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Ontario Fostering Innovation Skills Development in Mining Sector

September 5, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

Ontario's government is working for the people by investing in an underground operating mine that serves as a world-class research and training facility, supporting more than 150 full-time direct and indirect jobs.

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The Transformation of Work and Learning in Mining

September 5, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

Developing and delivering "blended learning" programs for the skilled labour industries is a strategic priority for NORCAT,a Sudbury, Ont.-based skilled labour training and development centre serving the global mining industry.

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Supporting innovation and technology development in Northern Ontario’s mining industry

July 19, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

Innovative mining businesses and entrepreneurs in Northern Ontario will have a new space to share ideas, build partnerships, conduct research, and bring new technologies to market thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $1,395,000.

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IRegained Closes $250,000 Angel Round to Help Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

June 13, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

IRegained, a Canadian medical device company based in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, has closed a $250,000 seed investment round led by the NORCAT Innovation Angels and Northern Ontario Angels.

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NORCAT CEO Don Duval Recognized as Executive of the Year at the 2019 Bell Business Excellence Awards

May 24, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

NORCAT is honoured and proud to announce that CEO Don Duval has been named Executive of the Year at the 2019 Bell Business Excellence Awards held in Sudbury, Ontario on May 23rd, 2019.

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The Biggest Hurdle Mining Companies Face? Implementation, Not Innovation – NORCAT CEO

May 1, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

In a presentation during the CIM Conference 2019, Don Duval, CEO at NORCAT said that the mining sector is not short of ideas or tools when it comes to innovation; however, he added that the issue is adopting the technology and ideas in a working mine.

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Innovation centre planning $4M expansion in Sudbury

April 30, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

NORCAT is planning a $4-million expansion at its Sudbury underground centre to meet growing demand for the development, testing and commercialization of new mining technologies.

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Entering the living mining laboratory

March 28, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

With global and local expansion plans, and a recent agreement with Glencore under its belt, the NORCAT centre in Ontario, Canada, is ready to welcome more miners investing in emerging technologies

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The 'Silicon Valley' of Mining Tech

March 11, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

NORCAT’s underground test mine facility, about 40 minutes northwest of Sudbury, Ont., is full of interesting sights: New technology being installed and tested, underground classrooms that are used to provide safety training, a production crew of miners who are learning on the job.

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Unique Mining Facility Gives NORCAT the Edge

March 11, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

Don Duval, the CEO of the Sudbury-based NORCAT mining skills training centre said this week that his facility is often the place where the builders of new mining technology get to prove their products and services to the buyers of technology.

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NORCAT Unveils Plans for Expansion of NORCAT Underground Centre

March 3, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

NORCAT, a leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and innovation services for the global mining industry, is excited to announce plans for the growth and expansion of the NORCAT Underground Centre. The planned expansion will enable NORCAT to respond to the forecasted demand of the global innovation ecosystem and demonstrates NORCAT’s commitment to continuing their position as the world’s "one-stop shop" for all that is the future of mining technology and innovation.

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People, process, then technology

February 8, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

The digital transformation is not as much about tech, as it is about people. The overlying theme at the second annual Beyond Digital Transformation conference was about how technology is transforming mining for the greater good of the people that work in the industry.

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NORCAT Celebrates Five Successful Years in Timmins

February 1, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

Timmins, ON. - NORCAT, a global leader in skilled labour training focused on developing and delivering programs, services, and resources that enhance productivity and safety in the global skilled labour industries, is proud to celebrate the five year anniversary of its Timmins, Ontario office location.

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NORCAT Expands Global Footprint with New Office in Chile

January 23, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

NORCAT, a leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and innovation services for the global mining industry, is excited to announce the opening of an office in Chile. The new office will enable NORCAT to more effectively serve the growing base of clients and partners in Latin America and demonstrates NORCAT’s commitment to deliver on their ambitious growth strategy. This will be NORCAT’s fifth office in its global network.

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NORCAT and Centro Nacional de Pilotaje Chile (CNP) Partner to Accelerate Innovation and Technology Adoption in the Global Mining Industry

January 22, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

NORCAT, a global leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and innovation services, is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Santiago-based mining technology and innovation centre Centro Nacional de Pilotaje Chile (CNP), to work together to enhance and accelerate innovation and technology adoption in the global mining industry.

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Glencore partners with NORCAT for Technology and Innovation Program

January 17, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

NORCAT and Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations are excited to announce the launch of a technology and innovation program that will facilitate and enhance Glencore’s capabilities to bring new, state-of-the-art technologies into their mining operations and accelerate the rate of technology adoption in the mining industry.

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NORCAT’s Thunder Bay operations up and running

January 16, 2019

By Lindsay Lane

NORCAT‘s ongoing expansion plans into northwestern Ontario and the world have entered a new phase with the opening of its new office in Thunder Bay. The Mooney Avenue location, right behind the Greyhound bus station on Fort William Road, had a soft opening in May and is already up and running, according to CEO Don Duval.

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NORCAT Launches Surface and Underground Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core Program

September 1, 2018

By Lindsay Lane

NORCAT, a global leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and development services, is excited to announce the launch of the Surface and Underground Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core program that will train students to work as diamond driller assistants in both surface and underground drilling environments.

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