ASU to host nuclear power plant workforce development workshop via Fox 31 online

Posted: 07.22.2011 at 5:55 PM
Workshop is preparing higher education faculty members for teaching courses aimed at nuclear power plant workforce development and greater participation in federal funding opportunities

ALBANY, GA — During the week of July 25-29, Albany State University will host a workshop on nuclear power development for faculty members of minority universities and colleges throughout the Southeast as well as local technical colleges. The workshop, designed to prepare higher education faculty members for teaching courses aimed at nuclear power plant workforce development and greater participation in federal funding opportunities, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 143 of the ACAD Building.

The workshop is designed to provide participants relevant and up-to-date information in nuclear power development in the areas of construction, start-up, quality assurance, safety and regulatory requirements with the intent to establish nuclear power generation (NPG) courses for workforce development in the Southeastern U.S. and to train faculty in NPG technologies. Veterans from the nuclear industry and state university faculty members will lead the seminar.

Workshop participants will include faculty members from ASU; Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering University (FAMU), Tallahassee, Fla.; Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.; Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University, Huntsville, Ala.; Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.; Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, Ga., and Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky.  In addition, representatives from area school systems and nearby two-year colleges will attend.

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