Nuclear Energy is America's Clean and Safe Energy Solution
In partnership with educational institutions, the nuclear energy industry has provided scholarships, fellowships, cooperative programs, professorships and consulting for several degree plans. The nuclear energy industry is also working with community and technical colleges to develop training programs for careers in radiation protection, nuclear technology and other areas related to nuclear energy.
Additionally, new jobs in the nuclear energy industry are available to minority communities through the pursuit of the workforce training and feeder programs available at historically black institutions such as Clark Atlanta University and South Carolina State University.
Industry partners are working with educational institutions to facilitate more than 30 university undergraduate and graduate-level nuclear engineering programs to teach skills to the next generation of workers. Thirty-eight community colleges across the U.S. have partnered with the nuclear industry to establish associate degree programs to leverage industry resources to reduce the cost and time it takes to educate and train new employees. Three hundred and fifty students graduated from these programs in 2010 and 1,000 are currently enrolled.
Already, the U.S. nuclear energy industry supports more than 100,000 quality, high-paying American jobs. With new plant construction underway and nearly 40 percent of the nuclear workforce eligible for retirement over the next four years, the need at both current and new nuclear energy facilities could translate into tens of thousands of jobs to build, maintain and support new and existing reactors.
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