The college said the partnership, formalised in a memorandum of understanding, aims to leverage the college's expertise in corporate training and in health and safety, and Epiroc's knowledge of batteries, electric drivetrains, BEVs, and energy storage.
"[Epiroc] are a pioneer in the field of electrification and an expert in battery electric vehicles. In this highly specialised and rapidly evolving sector, this collaboration will ensure that our course content and equipment remain at the cutting edge," said Julie Nadeau, director of Business Development at Collège Boréal.
The first-ever BEV Maintenance Program course at the college will begin on February 9, 2021.
"The Sudbury region has deep roots in mining and innovation, so the opportunity for Epiroc to partner with Collège Boréal and see the benefits to both the local mining industry and safe working practices in our own community is an exciting proposition," added Frank Luttrell, regional manager central canada, Epiroc Canada.