LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Framatome announced on Thursday that they are relaunching their Nuclear Technologies Academy at Central Virginia Neighborhood College.
Initially beginning in 2004, Framatome has now committed $400,000 to this modernized system that they say will assistance meet the requirements of a challenged workforce.
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Katherine Williams is Framatome’s existing CFO, but quickly-to-be CEO, stated that as the demand for clean power increases, so does the want for skilled personnel. She stated that is exactly where Framatome comes in.
“We have the technologies. We merely want the workforce, the sources, people today who are committed and prepared to make the work by way of this system to get educated, and then we will take it from there and give you lots of possibilities,” stated Williams.
Craig Ranson, Senior Vice President of Installed Base America at Framatome stated that the education and operate practical experience that students would be receiving is exclusive. Students can earn an Associate’s degree in Applied Science whilst operating for Framatome.
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“They get useful operate practical experience whilst they are also going back and forth amongst classes and their operate. They get added benefits they get trip and they graduate debt-free of charge and the chance to have a complete-time job at Framatome,” stated Ranson.
CVCC has 30 students currently enrolled in this system that starts in the Fall of 2023.