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Top 2 Strategies to Utilize Innovative Training Methods to Amplify Results

How a trainee learns establishes how the information is stored and retrieved. Reinforcement of learning through practice and feedback enhances knowledge retention and skills development. Technology plays an important role in innovative learning and developing skills. In current training classrooms, information on any subject can be researched and found immediately. Trainees have a variety of …
Regulatory NRC Exam

The Stress of the Final Exam

When I look back on my initial license training program to obtain my Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license, I recall the intense amount of plant information and tasks I needed to learn just to be able to pass the final NRC exam.  Over three decades ago, the SRO operating exam consisted …
small modular reactors

Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) – What the future will look like?

Imagine a future where; the majority of our power consumed worldwide has been generated with almost no carbon footprint, the oceans are used to solve water shortages, remote villages and towns around the globe have access to a safe, reliable steady-state electrical power, or a carbon-free portable power source that can be placed anywhere a …

3 Nuclear Industry Events to Attend This Year

Throughout the years, I have attended many nuclear industry events, symposiums, conferences, and meetings in the US and around the world. I always enjoy sharing my experiences, ideas, and passion with an audience who could help achieve our nuclear industry goals. On the other hand, talking to some who do not share the same views …

Five Nuclear Education Trends in 2022

It is interesting to reflect on how far education and training have come in the last two years. The pandemic threw face-to-face classroom instruction into a realm of impossibility, and a terrifying realization presented itself to instructors. We were not prepared. The pandemic forced educational technology (EdTech) to center stage in Nuclear Education as well …
The Mentor Program℠

Giving Back to the Nuclear Industry One Mentor at a Time

A year ago, I wrote about our new The Mentor Program℠ that was launched to help develop newly appointed training leaders in the industry. The new program was designed to help match experienced mentors from our industry with current nuclear professionals who were recently promoted into a training manager role.   An individualized, online experience   The online mentoring …
nuclear exansion

The Nuclear Power Expansion: Going Global

What do you do when an industry is faced with a lower-cost alternative, unfavorable government policy, and increased competition due to plant closures?  You look to other emerging markets that are embracing the technology that you support.  In our case, we decided to be a part of the nuclear renaissance and expansion that is happening …
Sezin Uzman

Meet Sezin Uzman

Accelerant Solutions has always taken immense pride in finding superb people to serve our client’s needs. We have always known that recruiting and retaining top talent is key to providing exemplary customer service, and having international experience is paramount to an expanding global nuclear industry. To that end, we would like to introduce one such …
Accelerant Training

Increase Your Initial Operator Licensing Training Scores Today by 8%

We’re back for another installment of our Innovation journey. During the latest Utility Working Conference, Accelerant Solutions led a track dedicated to innovative ways to improving and developing the workforce, with knowledge retention and transfer being key aspects of the message. In partnership with Tecnatom, S.A., the newest development in our PLANT™ authoring tool integrates …
Reactors

The Next Generation of Commercial Reactors

When I started my nuclear career at Seabrook Station in 1981, the facility was under construction. I was concerned that the industry was going to be severely challenged because of the Three Mile Island (TMI) accident that occurred in 1979. Over the years, I was impressed by the resiliency of our industry and the progress …