Aurora cuts ribbon on new $10M mine training centre  

January 11, 2019

Aurora College has officially cut the ribbon on its new $10.4M mine training facility. CBC reports that the new Centre for Mine and Industry Training in Fort Smith includes vehicle bays, space for mining equipment, classrooms, and offices, and will be home to programs that train students to work as heavy equipment operators, surface or underground miners, and diamond drillers, among others. “The Centre for Mine and Industry Training will provide valuable and transferable skills in an innovative learning environment that will benefit residents and help us to build our mining workforce in the Northwest Territories,” said Wally Schumann, NWT minister of industry, tourism and investment. CBC (NWT)