New Miner/Incumbent Worker

New/Inexperienced Miner Training

240 hours of classroom and hands-on training utilizing our classrooms and 6-entry – 7-crosscut simulated mine, smoke mine and “live burn” tunnel.


MTTC Certificates

  1. New Miner Training
  2. Responsible Person
  3. First Responder

Penn State Certificate

    1. 240-hour New Miner Training

MSHA 5000-23 Mandated Training Courses

    1. Surface and Underground

State of West Virginia

    1. 80 hour  Underground Training
    2. 40 hour Surface Training

To date, all of our participants in these programs have a 100% pass rate on their exams.

American Heart Association

    1. Adult First Aid
    2. Environmental Emergencies
    3. Adult/Child CPR with mask
    4. Adult/Child AED

This class will give the new/inexperienced student the entire MSHA surface and underground training necessary for working in the mining industry. Our class that ended on September 24, 2010 has resulted in 90% of the class obtaining employment in the mining industry. The most recent class has a 100% pass ratio for those taking their West Virginia Surface and Underground test.

Our next New/Inexperienced Miner Training will begin on February 7, 2011 and will run Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm for six weeks.