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Underground hardrock training program at Hoyle Pond Mine to help solve Ontario skills shortage

The Timmins Times reports that Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines and Northern College have teamed up to offer the Basic Underground Hardrock Miner Common Core training program at Goldcorp’s Holye Pond Mine. This new initiative could ease the demand for miners in hardrock underground mining and help with the current skills shortage.

“This is going to create a situation where we can train our next group of employees, our next group of miners,” adding that they’ll not only learn how to do their jobs, but how to do them safety so they can go home at the end of the day, said Rick Blakey, [the superintendent for Goldcorp’s Hoyle Pond underground operation].

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