The Importance of Training

Training is the Life Blood of a Nuclear Operating Organization

A nuclear power generation program is a 100-year proposition.

  • Four generations of workers
  • Constant transition within the organization; many people will not stay 30 years
  • Consequently: training begins early, is continuous, and only ends after decommissioning

Initial Training

  • General Employee Training (GET)
  • Initial Operator Training (IOT)
  • Apprentice Training (Maintenance)
  • Technical Training (Engineering)

Advanced training and requalification

  • Reactor Operator (RO)
  • Senior Reactor Operator (SRO)
  • Journeyman/Master (Maintenance)
  • Professional Development (Technical)

Line Organizations also have training

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Security Etc.

Meeting the Training Demands Requires Early Program Development & The Right Tools

Early program development

  • Sufficient lead times are needed to ensure meeting project schedule demands
  • Not too much lead time, so that personnel do not lose interest/qualification

The right tools

  • Full scope simulator (plant operations)
  • Large equipment mockups
  • Equipment workshops
  • Remote/on-line training
  • Non-operations simulators (RP, etc.)
  • Classroom training ▪ Field training
  • “Hands on” training
  • High Quality training materials
    • Detailed system/component specifications
    • High quality procedures
    • High quality instructors
  • Qualified instructors
  • Available SMEs

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