2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 09:53:17 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: University of New Brunswick (Canada) UXO Technician training
UNB and AMEC partner to deliver Canada's first UXO training program

Frederickton Daily Gleaner (NB)
October 10, 2009

The University of New Brunswick's College of Extended Learning has partnered with AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, to offer Canada's first Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Technician 1 training program.

"According to information provided on the Department of National Defence UXO and Legacy Sites Program website, several hundred UXO legacy sites are known to exist at locations spread across Canada's land mass. There are also approximately 63 priority offshore sites that have been identified, 43 on the Atlantic Coast and 20 on the Pacific Coast," said Raymond Getchell, head of Canadian UXO Operations, AMEC Earth and Environmental.

"It has also been recognized by those in the industry, that there is a shortage of qualified UXO technicians in Canada."

The UXO training program will train personnel to meet the demand. This will be the first program of its kind delivered at a Canadian civilian institution.


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