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From Feb. 9 to March 23, 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, which will be offered online, 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.

“Collège Boréal is proud to be the first college to offer training in maintenance of battery electric vehicles. This customized training was developed in collaboration with several partners: businesses that use these vehicles, as well as their manufacturers,” Julie Nadeau, director of business development at Boréal, said in a release. “It will certainly bolster skills and provide a qualified workforce in a field that is increasingly vital for mining companies.”


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