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September 11, 2023

Tom Graham Training Facility

The Tom Graham Training Facility was established to provide a place for operational training of new and veteran employees in safe work practices. In addition to the classroom setting, the facility is located on more than 3 acres where simulator training stations provide real world, hands-on training.

  1. State-of-the-Art Simulators: The facility boasts state-of-the-art simulators that accurately replicate real-world underground construction scenarios. These simulators provide trainees with hands-on experience in a safe and controlled environment, allowing them to practice various tasks and techniques before working on actual job sites.
  2. Comprehensive Curriculum: The training facility offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers all aspects of underground construction, from excavation and tunneling to pipe laying and utility installation. Trainees receive instruction from industry experts and gain in-depth knowledge of best practices, safety protocols, and relevant regulations.
  3. Hands-On Experience: In addition to simulator-based training, the facility emphasizes hands-on experience to reinforce learning. Trainees have the opportunity to work with actual equipment and tools used in underground construction, allowing them to develop practical skills and confidence in their abilities.
  4. Realistic Work Environments: The training facility recreates realistic work environments found in underground construction projects, including tunnels, shafts, and excavation sites. This immersion enables trainees to familiarize themselves with the challenges and complexities of working underground and prepares them for real-world scenarios.
  5. Expert Instructors: The facility’s instructors are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in underground construction. They provide personalized instruction, guidance, and feedback to trainees, ensuring that they receive the support they need to succeed.
  6. Focus on Safety: Safety is a top priority at the Tom Graham Training Facility. Trainees learn how to identify and mitigate potential hazards associated with underground construction, fostering a culture of safety-consciousness that they can carry with them throughout their careers.
  7. Industry Partnerships: The facility collaborates with leading companies in the underground construction industry to stay abreast of the latest technologies, trends, and best practices. These partnerships enable trainees to learn from industry leaders and gain insights into emerging technologies and techniques.