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Sandvik mining truck donated to train apprentices

A Technical and Further Education (TAFE) school in Western Australia has been donated a Sandvik underground truck to help apprentices with in-demand skills

A Sandvik underground truck, donated by mining company Barminco, will help to train plant mechanic apprentices at South Metropolitan TAFE’s (SM TAFE) Thornlie campus in Perth.

Apprentices’ skillsets will be boosted by training with the truck as they will be getting job-ready for the mining and heavy automotive fields, SM TAFE says.

Over 5,000 apprentices will be exposed to the underground truck in the hope that they will gain valuable training in the diagnosis, repair, servicing and maintenance across a range of areas including hydraulics, brakes, steering, engines and electrical systems.

SM TAFE’s Heavy Mechanical Training Centre welcomed the Sandvik truck that had previously been used in a Barminco mine.

Worth $1.8 million new, apprentices will be able to gain hands-on experience and therefore being more equipped for the workforce in the mining industry.

Barminco is one of the largest employers of SM TAFE apprentices across a range of training areas, with 92 current apprentices.

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