Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Open house planned for opening of Mine Training Facility

(AP) — The Kentucky Coal Academy is planning an event next month to mark the opening of its new Mine Training Facility in southeastern Kentucky.

An open house is set for March 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Harlan campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Kentucky Coal Academy executive director Gary Whisman says the new training facility will offer "near real-life training experiences" to prepare miners to respond to a variety of situations.

People attending the open house can tour the Mining Training Facility. Visitors can also test out the program's mining training simulators. Faculty and staff will be on hand to meet with visitors.