The Odyssey Mine is pleased to announce that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Centre de formation professionnelle Val-d’Or and Epiroc under which the mine’s operators will be trained using simulators that will immerse them in a virtual and controlled mining environment.
Set up at the CFP Val-d’Or, students enrolled in the Ore Extraction Training will also have the opportunity to use the simulators as part of their training. This agreement allows us not only to be at the heart of the technological evolution of the mining industry, but also to contribute to the training of its next generation.
The Epiroc simulators are programmed to operate identically to mining equipment used in the industry, such as drill rigs and scoop loaders. They also offer their users the same sensations as if they were operating underground. The simulation platform features several training scenarios to develop skills safely and efficiently.
The first simulator will be available to apprentices on February 2, 2022. Two other simulators will be added in the coming months. The Odyssey Mine will use this technology to train contractor employees and eventually its own employees.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this collaboration agreement!