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First customized training course in Battery Electric Vehicle Maintenance begins February 9, 2021

15 January 2021
From February 9 to March 23, 2021, 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, to 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.

As this is a theoretical introductory course, there are no prerequisites. The course will allow clients to acquire basic knowledge on the fundamentals of battery electric vehicles in mining, to develop their capacity to understand the battery electric vehicles from various manufacturers, and to gain the skills needed to implement decision-making processes and maintain safety in the working environment.

Course details

  • Taught virtually – accessible from anywhere
  • Start date: February 9, 2021
  • End date: March 23, 2021
  • Classes are on Tuesdays (8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and Fridays (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

To register:  705-560-6673, ext. 2037, or fc@collegeboreal.ca.

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. It will certainly bolster skills and provide a qualified workforce in a field that is increasingly vital for mining companies.
The adoption of battery electric vehicle technology requires the development of skills to operate and maintain the equipment. It is critical to invest in our people by upskilling our current workforce and providing quality training for new employees, ensuring they are equipped with the tools necessary for successful operation and maintenance activities. Training courses such as this one play an important part in alleviating the skills gap and accelerating the adoption of battery electric vehicles in mining.
The battery electric vehicle segment for mining will experience exponential growth in the coming years and Epiroc is very proud to be a part of the Collège Boréal Battery Electric Vehicle Maintenance Program. Epiroc’s vision is clear and we plan to remain on the leading edge of this technology, with our current Gen2 offering and our plans to have a full range of emission-free vehicles by 2030. With our compatible visions for health and safety, workforce diversity and sustainability, this Collège Boréal initiative will help ensure that Epiroc’s current and future personnel will have the skills required to support the growth of electrification going forward.

About Collège Boréal’s Department of Continuing Education and Corporate Training

Collège Boréal’s Department of Continuing Education and Corporate Training provides adult learners with many training opportunities that are specifically adapted to the needs of the workforce in the communities the College serves.

Continuous skills improvement is our organization’s priority. We offer accessible, diversified, flexible and recognized training that meets demands in the job market.

Well known for quality training and a high job placement rate, Collège Boreal’s Department of Continuing Education and Corporate Training ensures that our clients’ experiences exceed expectations.

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