Visitors to the event will be able to meet with faculty and staff and test out the program’s state-of-the-art mining training simulators, part of the largest fleet of simulators in the world. Guests can also demo the Success Xpress and smoke trailer mobile training units.

“The Kentucky Coal Academy…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,” KCA Executive Director Gary Whisman said. “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.”

Those wishing to attend the open house should RSVP to Greg Hiles by March 7.

KCA also has programs at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Hazard Community and Technical College, and Madisonville Community College.