New Mining Simulator at the TEC
The University of Alaska Southeast is now the only educational institution in the United States with a simulator for underground hard rock mine training.
A state-of-the-art mine training simulator with three modules is housed at the UAS Center for Mine Training at Juneau’s Technical Education Center. It will be used to prepare entry level miners for hard rock mining jobs in Alaska. The official unveiling of the simulator is set for Feb. 24, 3:00pm-5:00pm at a special showcase event. State officials are invited, including those who have been instrumental in the acquisition of the equipment such as Rep. Cathy Munoz (R-Juneau) and other members of the Southeast Alaska legislative delegation. The $800,000 simulator was purchased with funding from a $400,000 2010 capital budget appropriation and $400,000 in University of Alaska Workforce Development funds.