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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 …

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 …

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 …

How We Learn

Do you ever think about how you learned what you know today? By Dan Roy I recently reflected on how I used flash cards to learn my multiplication tables when I was young, and today I see children using calculators instead. I laugh because when I started my freshman year of engineering school, I learned …

PLANT™ Improvements Stay Cutting Edge

PLANT from Accelerant Solutions is transforming how the commercial nuclear power industry is engaging and training students.

Benefits of Having a Mentor

Have you benefited from having an amazing mentor during your career? If you answered yes, you probably realize that a great mentor can accelerate your professional development and propel you to success. Having someone show you the ropes and provide real-life examples of how they managed challenges common to your position is a huge asset. …

Unlocking Leadership Potential

Leadership Development is a Broad and Complex Topic. I used to think that leaders were born and not made. You either have the skillset or you do not.  I believed my mentors had an innate ability to get it right and that they had some magical power to always make the best decisions. As I …

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Collaborates with Accelerant Solutions for Developing Common Initial Chemistry Training for the Nuclear Industry

We are excited to be collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and their vision to centralize the common elements of initial training programs for front-line workers in the nuclear industry. In May, the EPRI Board of Directors approved a project plan to start a journey in creating a Common Initial Chemistry Training Program. The EPRI …

Accelerant Solutions Supports Nuclear Industry Clients Remotely

Accelerant Solutions has been remotely assisting its US and international clients with managing and implementing important projects to achieve operational excellence. Accelerant leverages facilitative leadership, technology, technical competence, innovation and project management expertise to deliver excellent results both on time and within budget. Accelerant is uniquely equipped to provide the breadth (in the range of …

NuScale’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Training Program Piloting Accelerant Solutions Innovative Software

In December of 2019, Accelerant Solutions leadership (Projects Director Jason Smith and President/CEO Billy Mack) visited NuScale headquarters in Corvallis, Oregon and met with company leaders to discuss potential opportunities for collaborating on training initiatives.  During the site visit, company directors conducted a full tour of NuScale’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) simulator and formed relationships in the process, ultimately culminating in an agreement to pilot a NuScale lesson plan using Accelerant …