Miner Training - Workforce Development
Vincennes University is proud to be Indiana's designated recipient of federal grant funding from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to provide assistance in the training and retraining of Indiana’s miners. The VU program was initiated in October 2005 for miners in all segments of the mining industry including coal, sand and gravel, cement, crushed stone, dimension limestone, gypsum, shale and clay. This program serves as the primary and reliable source of mine safety and health training for Indiana's miners and mining contractors.
VU's Mining Program provides the required training for new underground miners and required training for new surface miners. In addition MSHA requires an Annual Refresher training for all miners. This training too can be delivered through our group of MSHA-certified instructors. Our instructors have years of experience in mine safety and health. All of our instruction has been approved by and adheres strictly to the requirements set forth by the Mine Safety and Health Administration under the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 30. Training is accomplished through classroom instruction on VU's campuses as well as at mine sites, contractor, and vendor locations throughout Indiana. (Please see our Schedules page for class dates and locations)