From Energy Central
For the last decade, the nuclear industry has been engaged in a focused effort to address the looming talent gap as a large number of baby boomer workers reach retirement age. In that time, significant progress has been made in raising awareness around the issue and developing new educational curriculums and partnerships. Work still remains, but the industry is increasing the number of new workers entering the field. Efforts must be made to ensure that new-to-nuclear workers are as ready as possible to take center stage.
Increasing the number of qualified workers available to support nuclear operations and maintenance work will require collaboration, customization, and creative problem solving in three key ways.