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NLC, HD Mining sign MOU

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TUMBLER RIDGE – Northern Lights College and HD Mining have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work collaboratively on the development of an underground mining training and education program.
Under the scope of activities outlined in the MOU, NLC and HD Mining will work together to:
·      Acquire and/or develop relevant curriculum;
·      Acquire or develop relevant simulation modules; and
·      Identify partners for program infrastructure.
As part of the agreement, NLC and HD Mining will work to deliver the training in Tumbler Ridge, as well as to include key community partners in the organization and delivery of the training. These community partners include the District of Tumbler Ridge and First Nations communities.
“Northern Lights College is pleased to enter into this agreement with HD Mining to work towards the develop of these important new training opportunities in the Peace Region,” said Dr. Peter Nunoda, Vice President Academic and Research at NLC. “As part of the College’s strategic objectives, NLC is committed to working with industries in the region to meet their training needs, while also providing educational opportunities to residents. This MOU helps achieve both goals for Tumbler Ridge and the entire south Peace region.”
Discussions towards a potential agreement have been underway for more than a year. No plans have been finalized with regard to the format or timelines for training. The MOU has a duration of three years.