NTCC gets $100K grant

Published 4:01 am Saturday, October 20, 2018

For the 16th year, Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) has been awarded over $100,000 in continued grant funding by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

As the only grant recipient in Louisiana, NTCC’s Florida Parishes Campus trains approximately one thousand MSHA students yearly, offering a wide variety of federally mandated training in courses such as Supervisor Training, Workplace Inspection, and Fire Safety including First Aid and CPR.

The MSHA program at NTCC includes the training and retraining of miners in the fields of petroleum, natural gas, sulfur, salt, coal, sand and gravel. Louisiana mining occupations employ over 45,000 workers annually.

The MSHA awards grants based on applications from states, and they are administered by state mine inspectors’ offices, state departments of labor, and state-supported colleges and universities. Each recipient tailors the program to the needs of its mines and miners — including mining conditions and hazards– and provides technical assistance.