Workforce Development Grants Available July 1

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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

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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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Partnership to Build America Act introduced in the House

According to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), Michael Bennett (D-Colo.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) have introduced the Senate companion bill to The Partnership to Build America Act introduced in the House by Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.).

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