Coeur Alaska presents check for $7500 to UAS Center for Mine Training
Wayne Zigarlick, General Manager of the Kensington - Coeur Alaska Mine presented a check for $7500 to UAS Center for Mine Training Director Mike Bell at the Juneau Chapter of the Alaska Miners Association Breakfast at the Prospector Hotel Friday March 27,2015. The funding, issued through the UA Foundation, supports the Hecla/UAS Introduction to Mining Occupations and Operations (IMOO) course for high school students and is used to help regional and statewide IMOO students travel to Juneau to tour the Kensington Mine. The course is made up of 18 Juneau students and 26 students from Angoon, Sitka, Wrangell, Thorne Bay, Port Protection, Palmer, Healy and Fairbanks. The course is also delivered via UATV and the Internet. Mining experts give students an overview of occupations, careers, and mining companies. Partnerships like this strengthen Southeast communities and help develop workforce potential.