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Kentucky Coal Academy holding open house for new Mine Training Facility

Scheduled for March 10 in Harlan

HARLAN, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2016) — The Kentucky Coal Academy (KCA) will host an open house from 4-7 p.m. on March 10 at the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) Harlan Campus to mark the opening of its new Mine Training Facility.

kctcsTours of the facility will be available and visitors will be able to meet faculty and staff, test the program’s state-of-the-art mining training simulators—which make up the largest fleet of simulators in the world along with its equipment at the KCA’s other three facilities across Kentucky—and demo the Success Xpress and smoke trailer mobile training units.

“The Kentucky Coal Academy is proud to have a home in Harlan, and is excited to continue providing innovative trainings to new and active miners in Kentucky and surrounding states by utilizing resources like our new Mine Training Facility,” said Gary Whisman, executive director of KCA. “The new training facility is located right outside our classroom building and can prepare miners to respond to a variety of situations by providing near real-life training experiences.”

Light food and refreshments will be provided at this event and RSVP is encouraged. For more information and to RSVP contact Greg Hiles by March 7 at [email protected], or (859) 256-3469.

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