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Posted on 04 February at 10:00AM

Collège Boréal Partnering with Epiroc to Deliver its Battery Electric Vehicle Maintenance Program

On February 2, Epiroc and Collège Boréal signed a memorandum of understanding officializing their partnership on Boréal’s new Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Maintenance Program.

From L to R: Andre Barriault, Product Manager, Electric Vehicles, Epiroc; Frank Luttrell, Regional Manager Central Canada, Epiroc; Julie Nadeau, Director – Business Development, Collège Boréal; Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal.

This announcement could not be more timely for Collège Boréal, on the eve of the first course of its new BEV Maintenance Program, which begins on February 9. This partnership with a company specializing in mining technology and equipment, a leader in emission-free mining operations, provides a direct link to the mining industry. The program team will benefit from this privileged relationship to remain aware of best practices as they evolve internationally.

For Epiroc, this collaboration with Collège Boréal is a way to support the continued electrification of mining operations by combining Boréal’s expertise in corporate training and in health and safety with their own knowledge of batteries, electric drivetrains, BEVs, and energy storage.

“Epiroc will be actively participating and supporting the Battery Electric Maintenance Program and will continue to partner with Collège Boréal on further training initiatives. This includes ensuring the program has access to the training tools and materials that will make future courses the best in class, for years to come,” says Shawn Samuels, Product Manager Rocvolt Canada, Epiroc.


“Our new Battery Electric Vehicle Maintenance Program was launched to respond to the demands of our partners in the mining sector. One of the College’s roles is to support the private sector with training, including upskilling for its current employees, to strengthen the competitiveness of businesses and employers operating in Ontario. We are proud to count Epiroc among our partners to better support this growing sector.”
Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal

“Collège Boréal is fortunate to partner with Epiroc, a globally recognized technology supplier to the mining and infrastructure industries. They are a pioneer in the field of electrification and an expert in battery electric vehicles. In this highly specialized and rapidly evolving sector, this collaboration will ensure that our course content and equipment remain at the cutting edge, providing our students and clients with the tools they need to succeed.”
Julie Nadeau, Director – Business Development, Collège Boréal

“The Sudbury region has deep roots in mining and innovation, so the opportunity for Epiroc to partner with Collège Boréal and see the benefits to both the local mining industry and safe working practices in our own community is an exciting proposition.”
Frank Luttrell, Regional Manager Central Canada, Epiroc Canada

“Fitting comfortably within Epiroc’s vision, “Dare to think new,” Collège Boréal’s commitment to the success of the program helps support the continued growth of electrification in mining as we move into this exciting future together with our customers and other stakeholders.”
Jason Smith, General Manager, Epiroc Canada


Three Epiroc BEVs (L to R): the Scooptram ST14 Battery, a fully battery electric loader with 14-tonne capacity; the Boomer E2 Battery, a zero emission face drill rig for large mining applications; the Minetruck MT42 Battery, a high-speed, articulated underground truck with 42-tonne payload capacity.

About Collège Boréal’s Department of Continuing Education and Corporate Training

Collège Boréal’s Department of Continuing Education and Corporate Training provides adult learners with many training opportunities that are specifically adapted to the needs of the workforce in the communities the College serves.

Continuous skills improvement is our organization’s priority. We offer accessible, diversified, flexible and recognized training that meets demands in the job market.

Well known for quality training and a high job placement rate, Collège Boreal’s Department of Continuing Education and Corporate Training ensures that our clients’ experiences exceed expectations.

About Epiroc

Epiroc is a leading global productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries. With ground-breaking technology, we develop and produce innovative, safe and sustainable drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and tools. We also provide world-class service and solutions for automation and interoperability.

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Martin Lajeunesse
Manager – Communications and Media Relations