NBC News Story on Underground Mine Training Simulator
Story focused on UAS' unique position as the only educational institution in the U.S. with such a simulator
Channel 2 News (the NBC affiliate for Alaska) produced and ran a feature story on the underground mine training simulator at the UAS Center for Mine Training. The story, by legislative reporter Dan Fiorucci, focused on UAS' unique position as the only educational institution in the U.S. with such a simulator and a new program training high school students for mining jobs. The story was broadcast statewide on May 11, 2012. Here are the first few lines from the script "A University of Alaska Southeast simulator called the Cyber-Mine is helping to train students to drive 40-ton mine-hauling trucks, while avoiding the risks involved in using real equipment. There aren't many places in the country where you can go from high school to an $80,000-a-year job in just five weeks. That's why UAS decided to get the $800,000 mine simulator.The Cyber-Mine is the size of a large trailer and filled with equipment that borrows a page from the aviation industry, which trains its pilots on sophisticated flight simulators."
The full script is at: www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-cyber-mine-allows-training-without-the-risks-20120511,0,502469.story