Rend Lake College offers miner training courses

Published: Jun. 15, 2017 at 2:28 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2017 at 5:31 PM CDT
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(KFVS) - Two training courses for local miners are coming to the Rend Lake College campus this summer.

An annual refresher course will be held Thursday, June 29.

In July, a surface-only new miner training will meet Monday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 19.

The Annual Refresher Training for Surface and Underground miners class is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29.

The cost of the class is $50.

The one-day training course will fulfill the Mine Safety and Health Administration's requirements for eight hours of annual retraining for anyone working in a coal mine.

Safety and first aid will be among the topics covered.

The Surface-Only New Miner Training will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. all three days.

The cost of the class is $120 and participants must pre-register.

All training courses will be held in the Coal Mine Training Center on the Ina campus.

For more information or to register, contact Joy Fitts at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1261 or Sally Heathcoat at Ext. 2373.

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