TIMMINS, ON: Heavy equipment students at Northern College Timmins Campus can now gain hands-on experience working with specialized mining equipment, thanks to a generous donation from Dumas Mining Contractors.
Dumas has donated six pieces of equipment to the college valued at $65,000, including three mine tractors and two scissor lifts. The equipment will be used by Northern’s Heavy Equipment apprenticeship students, as well as students in the Heavy Equipment Techniques and Motive Power Technician – Heavy Equipment post-secondary programs.
Dumas representatives Glenn Wilson, Fleet Manager, and Wayne Mohns, Vice President, were on-site at Northern’s Timmins Campus today finalizing the donation. Transportation for the equipment was generously provided by William Day Construction at no cost.
“An educated workforce with high-skills training is essential for the continued success of our industries and communities,” says Mohns. “By providing this donation to Northern College, we’re helping to ensure that local heavy equipment students graduate with in-depth experience working with the same kinds of equipment used extensively in the local mining industry.”
Northern College President Fred Gibbons was present to accept the donation. He was joined by Dr. Audrey J. Penner, Vice-President, Academic and Student Success.
“We’re very thankful for this generous donation from Dumas, because it will allow our students to gain valuable hands-on experience that is in high demand from local employers,” says Gibbons. “This donation is a shining example of how we can enhance the quality of the education we provide through collaboration with partners in local industry.”
Heavy equipment students at the college can expect to begin working with the new equipment when classes resume in September.
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