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Title: Quantity and quality in nuclear engineering professional skills needed by the nuclear power industry

This paper examines the challenge of work force requirements in the context of the full range of issues facing the nuclear power industry. The supply of skilled managers and workers may be a more serious problem if nuclear power fades away than if it is reborn in a new generation. An even greater concern, however, is the quality of education that the industry needs in all its future professionals. Both government and industry should be helping universities adapt their curricula to the needs of the future. This means building a closer relationship with schools that educate nuclear professionals, that is, providing adequate scholarships and funding for research and development programs, offering in-kind services, and encouraging internships and other opportunities for hands-on experience. The goal should not be just state-of-the-art engineering practices, but the broad range of knowledge, issues, and skills that will be required of the nuclear leadership of the twenty-first century.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6933362
Report Number(s):
CONF-901101--
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN: TANSAO
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society; (United States); Journal Volume: 62; Conference: American Nuclear Society (ANS) winter meeting, Washington, DC (United States), 11-16 Nov 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; NUCLEAR ENGINEERING; EDUCATION; AVAILABILITY; ECONOMICS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PERSONNEL; POWER GENERATION; PUBLIC POLICY; TRAINING; US NRC; ANIMALS; ENGINEERING; MAMMALS; MAN; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; PRIMATES; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; US ORGANIZATIONS; VERTEBRATES 220100* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Theory & Calculation