CEMEX Manufacturing Day Highlights Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix

Teachers and students in Victorville, Calif., and across the country were able to get an inside look into the manufacturing of cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, as well as learn directly from CEMEX USA employees about its sustainability efforts and future employment possibilities, as part of Manufacturing Day.

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Workforce Development Grants Available July 1

July 28, 2019 – New reforms to strengthen the Perkins career and technical education (CTE) program will go into effect July 1. Approved by Congress and signed into law last year, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353) updates the federal education grant program to help more students gain the skills they need for in-demand jobs. Under the…

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SME Releases 2016 Minerals Baby

The Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) released the iconic “Minerals Baby” for 2016 that reflects an increase of more than 15,000 lb. per capita usage when compared with the previous year’s statistics. MEC annually calculates the amount of minerals and energy fuels that are consumed in the average lifetime of an…

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MSHA to Increase Education, Outreach, Enforcement

On Jan. 30, Joseph A. Main, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, sent the following letter to stakeholders in the metal and nonmetal mining community to announce heightened efforts to reduce fatalities. MSHA also held outreach conference calls with key stakeholders in the industry concerning the 37 deaths that have occurred since October 2013 and outlining best…

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