Ivy Tech Community College will offer free mining training at the Princeton Career and Technology Center beginning in April.
The training, MSHA Part 48 is being offered May 7-10 and May 21-24 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants must register in person at Ivy Tech’s Princeton Career & Technology Center, 2431 South Crabtree Drive, Princeton.
Proceeds from Indiana Coal Mining Institute license plate sales are making this opportunity available at no cost to participants who meet the general hiring requirements. Participants will be trained and ready for hire on the last day of class.
More than 125 immediate job openings in Gibson County require MSHA Part 48 training. MSHA training is required for all employees, maintenance, and vendors on any mine site. Training is valid for 36 months, so participants can train now and work later. Ivy Tech hopes to continue to offer this training this summer, for Class of 2018 high school graduates that have an interest in a career in coal mining or mining support industries, such as diesel maintenance, engineering, industrial technology, logistics, management, and welding.
John Snowden, mining program director, will coordinate the free mining training classes at Ivy Tech. Snowden boasts nearly 30 years of mining experience and workforce training instruction throughout Southern Indiana.
For more information about free mining training classes, call the Princeton Career and Technology Center at 812-385-8495 option 0. Learn more about Ivy Tech Workforce Alignment at ivytech/edu.TrainedAndReady.