On Monday, October 3, 2022, Nuclear Matters hosted a webinar in partnership with the American Nuclear Society focused on the future of the clean energy workforce. It specifically touched on the role of nuclear energy in driving the next-generation workforce forward. An imperative and timely topic to discuss, many people question what jobs in the field will look like as our nation transitions to increasingly zero-carbon and clean energy technologies. The engaging discussion touched upon the skills the next-generation workforce should master, how to encourage current students to enter the nuclear energy field, challenges and obstacles facing the clean energy workforce and much more. Attendees included grassroot nuclear advocates, students, government officials and committee representatives, Nuclear Matters’ partners and energy companies.
- Matt Kellam, Workforce Development and Planning Coordinator, Dominion Energy and Past Chair and Advisor, Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium
- Lisa Marshall, Outreach, Retention & Engaging Director, Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University
- Tim Tovar, Manager, Plant Operations, NuScale Power
- Christina Walrond, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, Department of Energy
- Matthew Warren, International Representative, Utility Department, IBEW
Craig Piercy, CEO and Executive Director of the American Nuclear Society, moderated the event.