Skilled Trades 10, which gives an overview of all trades and focuses on using basic hand tools Construction Trades 11, which helps students develop skills essential to the construction trades and put them into use A new skilled trades centre will offer more opportunities for Glace Bay High School students. Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan, on behalf of Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey, officially opened the new centre today, Oct. 17. “Skilled trades centres allow our students to learn and experience potential careers such as plumbing or carpentry in a school setting,” said Mr. MacLellan. “This centre represents an investment in the future for students from Glace Bay and surrounding areas by providing real-life work experience to help them prepare for future opportunities in skilled trades.” The centres have been specifically designed by educators, tradespeople and members of industry. Glace Bay High School’s centre has more than 2,400 square-feet of instructional space. “Glace Bay has a long and proud history of developing skilled tradespeople,” said Glace Bay High School student council co-president Makayla Roberts. “The skilled trades centre links the past to the future, a future full of promise and opportunity for the youth of our community.” With the new centre, Glace Bay students can access courses such as: Additional courses are expected to be added next year. “This program means exciting new possibilities for hands-on learning for our students,” said Theresa MacKenzie, Glace Bay High School principal. “They can explore courses that will better prepare them for continuing education in their chosen careers.” There are 11 skilled trades centres across the province. For more information, visit http://novascotia.ca/education .
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ASX-listed SciDev Ltd says it has been awarded a three-year contract with Iluka Resources for delivery of MaxiFlox® chemistry to the Jacinth–Ambrosia zircon mine, in South Australia.The contract, expected to be worth some A$8-12 million ($5-8 million) over the three-year term, follows the delivery of a chemical products trial for the miner in the December quarter of 2018. This itself occurred following the announcement of a commercial OptiFlox® System test SciDev carried out.MaxiFlox is specifically designed for use in solid liquid separation processes, SciDev says. Products in the MaxiFlox range are supplied in both liquid and powder form across an extensive range of molecular weights and charge densities to solve industrial challenges. Products include:MaxiFlox organic liquid coagulants (based on synthetic organic monomers and naturally occurring polysaccharides);MaxiFlox inorganic liquid coagulant blends;MaxiFlox cationic and anionic flocculant emulsions;MaxiFlox cationic and anionic flocculant powders;MaxiFlox mud solidification polymers, and;MaxiFlox antifoam products.The technology can be used across a range of industries including mining and minerals processing, water and wastewater, oil and gas, food and beverage and paper manufacturing.Iluka’s Jacinth-Ambrosia operation is the world’s largest zircon mine, according to the miner. Comprising two contiguous deposits, Jacinth and Ambrosia, the mine is around 800 km from Adelaide and 270 km from the Port of Thevenard.The operation encompasses mining and wet concentration activities with heavy mineral concentrate transported to Iluka’s Narngulu mineral separation plant in Western Australia for final processing. Jacinth-Ambrosia can produce up to some 1,000 t/h of heavy mineral concentrate, which can produce up to ~300,000 t/y of zircon.