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The Official CORE Interactive Fundamentals Training Launch is Here!

In a published September 2019 article on CORE, we discussed the old way of conducting operator fundamentals training which included the following:  Step 1 – Prepare and revise training content for operator fundamentals. (2 weeks)  Step 2 – Class up operator fundamentals by placing students in a classroom for 10-12 weeks and dedicating 1-2 instructors full time to implementation.  Step 3 – Determine which students will …
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Finally, Technical Training Enters the 21st Century – Training Without PowerPoint

Technical training without PowerPoint (PPT) is here. Death by PowerPoint. We have all seen it, we have all lived it, and we all dread it! What if I told you there is a more effective and innovative way to deliver technical training. A one-stop platform to maximize student engagement and self-mastery using highly interactive, simple to …
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CORE Interactive Fundamentals Training – The Future for Nuclear Operator Fundamentals

For 30 plus years the commercial nuclear industry has conducted general operator fundamentals training the same way. The method of nuclear training I am referring to usually precedes Licensed Operator Systems training at commercial nuclear plants and looks something like this: Step 1: Put 1 or 2 Operations instructors on generic fundamentals, more commonly referred …
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4 Nuclear Training Truths to Live By

Safe, efficient nuclear plant operation is dependent upon rigorous design, excellent material condition, and first class nuclear training. However, ultimate responsibility for operational excellence rests with the skilled and alert people who we trust to operate and maintain our plants. Those of us trained in the nuclear Navy can relate to Admiral Rickover’s observation that: …
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Improving the Quality and Utility of Comprehensive Assessments of Nuclear Training

Over the past several years, Accelerant has engaged with several station to assist in development of the accreditation self-evaluation reports (ASER).  Starting in 2016, the focus of the ASER shifted to more of an evidence-based format rather than describing training processes.  Indeed, the message from the Accrediting Board was “tell us how you know (you …