June 9, 2023 12:32 am

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 plan that they say will assist meet the wants of a challenged workforce.

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Katherine Williams is Framatome’s present CFO, but quickly-to-be CEO, mentioned that as the demand for clean power increases, so does the will need for skilled staff. She mentioned that is exactly where Framatome comes in.

“We have the technologies. We basically will need the workforce, the sources, people today who are committed and prepared to make the work by way of this plan to get educated, and then we will take it from there and give you lots of possibilities,” mentioned Williams.

Craig Ranson, Senior Vice President of Installed Base America at Framatome mentioned that the education and perform encounter that students would be finding is exclusive. Students can earn an Associate’s degree in Applied Science though operating for Framatome.

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“They get beneficial perform encounter though they are also going back and forth among classes and their perform. They get positive aspects they get trip and they graduate debt-no cost and the chance to have a complete-time job at Framatome,” mentioned Ranson.

CVCC has 30 students currently enrolled in this plan that starts in the Fall of 2023.

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