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Doncaster College hosts Caribbean quarry seminar


"ON 25 June Doncaster College hosted a seminar on ‘Developing the Technical Potential of the Caribbean Quarry Industry’ at its High Melton campus. The event was chaired by Dr Terry Ashurst, principal and chief executive of the college, assisted by Michael Crowson, a consulting engineer with the European Union’s Brussels-based Centre for the Development of Enterprise."

"Nine main speakers, comprising representatives of the mining and quarrying industry, consultants, engineers and academics, discussed the help which Britain could offer to the Caribbean quarry industry with a professional audience including 28 delegates from Trinidad and Jamaica, all of whom were staying at High Melton as guests of the college."

The college also arranged for delegates to visit the Hillhead 2001 exhibition and a number of working quarries.

"Mr Crowson, who advises on grant applications from the Caribbean on behalf of the EU, first recognized the benefits of applying Doncaster College’s expertise in mining and quarrying some years ago. Roger Lisk, a lecturer in minerals engineering at the college, has since visited Jamaica four times and Trinidad three times to train students in shotfiring and blast design."

"The technical seminar, timed to coincide with the biennial Hillhead show and becoming a regular feature of the mineral industry calendar, was part funded by the EU through CDI and JAMPRO, ‘antennae’ organizations which oversee EU marketing and promotion work in Trinidad and Jamaica respectively."


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