Development and Features
Training Program Development and Features
- The intial Training Program
took 3 years to develop. After the system was structured
using instructional design specialists, every module was prototype tested
and underwent several revisions before final issue.
- The complete Training Program
covers all the steps to implement the Metcom Engineering and Management
System for plant grinding operations.
- Development of the intial
Program was sponsored by a consortium of mining and service companies
and the governments of Canada and Quebec.
- A large percentage of training
sales revenue is reinvested into ongoing program developments, so participants
can continue to learn and benefit as the program improves and expands.
For example, autogenous and semi-autogenous grinding is currently being
- It is self-taught, self-paced,
interactive learning. Try the sample
to experience how the training works.
- Certification testing verifies
- Available to date in English
(hard copy and on-line) and French (hard copy).
- Endorsed by McGill University;
Energy, Mines and Resources Canada; Mining Association of Canada; Ontario
- Accredited for
continuing education credits (CEU’s) with the Engineering
Institute of Canada.
- A Participant
Guide presents information on the contents and form of
the Program, certification, ownership, rights and support services.
- A Documentation
Guide provides the structure for collecting, filing and
organizing all the data and information that is needed to implement
the Metcom System.
- An Administrator
Guide is issued to those organizations that elect to supervise
the training through an on-site administrator.
- Participants apply
what they learn in their plants, performing the same data collection
and analyses as in the modules, as they work their way through the training.
- Individual modules vary
from less than one hour, to about four hours, to complete. The total
program learning time is approximately 60 hours.
- Each program is issued
to a specified individual. Training can be for one person or there can
be a Curriculum
of Study for plant technical and management personnel.
- Special Topic Programs
focus on specific unit operations or tasks.
- A low cost alternative
to attending offsite training courses.
- Extremely cost effective.
Application of new skills on the job provides immediate payback.
Cost savings are being measured in the millions of dollars.
- Easily accessible
to users anywhere they can go
on-line: at work, at home or on the road.