CVCC Receives Nuclear Regulatory Commission Grant
Lynchburg, VA /Media Release/ 08/13/09-- Central Virginia Community College has received a $149,830 grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The grant will provide scholarships and support for the Colleges Nuclear Radiation Technologies degree programs. These programs are part of Region 2000s Grow Your Own initiative, the regions highly successful effort to train local talent for local jobs, and are partnership efforts with AREVA NP, Babcock and Wilcox, and Dominion Power.
The Grow Your Own pipeline introduces middle and high students to future technical careers, beginning with CVCC-led Summer Academies and the states largest Lego robotics competition. High school students may continue this technical educational through dual enrollment, early college, and a very selective summer apprenticeship program. College-bound students may then complete a two-year technical education through CVCCs sponsored degree programs or, if qualified, pursue a four-year degree through the highly competitive CVCC/UVa Engineering program. Individuals who continue on to graduate studies can benefit from the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) Lynchburg-based graduate engineering programs through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP).
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission funding will support tuition and pay for individuals selected by local, partnering companies. Students accepting the financial support must agree to serve six months in a nuclear-related field for each year of support gained through Nuclear Regulatory Commission funding.
Release Date: 10:00 AM (EST) 08/13/09
Release Number: 090813.NRCgrant
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