Two training courses for miners are scheduled during the month of April at Rend Lake College. An annual refresher course will be held Thursday, April 13, followed by a five-day inexperienced miner class on April 24-28.
The Annual Refresher Training for Surface and Underground miners class is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 for the surface-only and underground portions. The cost of the class is $50.
The one-day training course will fulfill the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s requirements for ten hours of annual retraining for anyone working in a coal mine. Safety and first aid will be among the topics covered.
Inexperienced Miner Training for Surface and Underground miners will run from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. starting Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28. The cost of the class is $165 and participants must pre-register. Those registered must cancel three days prior to the start of class to receive a refund.
After the training is complete, students will receive federal certification which will allow them to be employed at many surface or underground mines (Form 5000-23).
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.