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Boréal offering 40-hour training course in mining electric vehicle maintenance

College said it’s the first to offer training in this area
Collège Boréal. (File)

Collège Boréal will offer the first part of a new training program developed in response to the needs of the mining industry, as battery electric vehicles replace other, more polluting types of equipment.

This 40-hour course, to be offered online Feb. 9 to March 23, is the first of a three-part training program. The next two parts will be offered in classroom and workshop settings.

This training program will be of interest to anyone who works with battery electric vehicles, be they electricians, millwrights, or heavy-duty mechanics. The course is also geared toward those experienced in working with original equipment manufacturers, and persons who have a basic understanding of mining operations and electrical fundamentals.

As this is a theoretical introductory course, there are no prerequisites. The course will allow clients to acquire basic knowledge on the fundamentals of battery electric vehicles in mining, to develop their capacity to understand the battery electric vehicles from various manufacturers, and to gain the skills needed to implement decision-making processes and maintain safety in the working environment.

“Collège Boréal is proud to be the first college to offer training in maintenance of battery electric vehicles,” said Julie Nadeau, director of business development with Collège Boréal.

“This customized training was developed in collaboration with several partners: businesses that use these vehicles as well as their manufacturers. It will certainly bolster skills and provide a qualified workforce in a field that is increasingly vital for mining companies.”

Course details

Taught virtually – accessible from anywhere

Start date: Feb. 9, 2021

End date: March 23, 2021

Classes are on Tuesdays (8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and

Fridays (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

To register: 705-560-6673, ext. 2037, or