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. Next month, a surface-only new miner training will meet Monday, July 17 – 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. – 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.