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CBC Hopes to Interest Next Generation of Nuclear Technicians

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PASCO, Wash. - Columbia Basin College is working to engage the next generation of nuclear technology workers. 

Right now at the CBC Hub, the school's Nuclear Technology Program and Nuclear Society are hosting an exhibit for students to learn about the nuclear industry.

Program directors say it's a chance for the community to see the local influence of nuclear technology, and the future opportunities the field holds. 

"Unfortunately, you can't go into a nuclear power plant, most people can't do that," Dawn Alford, Outreach and Retention Specialist for CBC's Nuclear Technology Program, "so this is an opportunity to actually come and actually see some of the things that you would actually see at AREVA, Energy Northwest, PNNL."

The exhibit is on display through Wednesday, February 20th. The deadline for students to apply to the Nuclear Technology Program is April 15th.           

Coming up on February 19th, CBC will host the interactive event, "Nuclear Energy eXciting Technology" or "NEXT" for high school students to further jump start young people's interest in the nuclear energy field.

The event is 9 AM to 1 PM at the CCTE building at CBC. To sign up, head to columbiabasin.edu/NEXT or contact Dawn Alford at (509) 542-5524. The deadline to register for NEXT is Wednesday, February 13th.

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