ERIC Number: ED241708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Linking Community College and Company-Specific Training Needs.
Scully, Marie C.
The Nuclear Training Division of Southern California Edison (SCE) has investigated, developed, and administered several college-level programs in order to enhance the training and education of personnel assigned to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Designed to upgrade current nuclear personnel and also to maintain positive community relations, the programs range from no-credit to degree programs. One of these SCE programs is the nuclear plant equipment operator training program at Saddleback Community College. Each of the 19 students enrolled in the first class received full reimbursement for their fees for three semesters as well as money for supplies and for weekly living expenses. The students were neither employees of, nor in any way obligated to, SCE. The only stipulation was that they maintain a 3.0 grade average. In all, the program enrollees had to complete three semesters of courses in areas such as speech communication, American government, chemistry, economics, algebra, and trigonometry before they were hired as SCE employees as well as additional training after they were hired in areas such as physics, power plant fundamentals, and instrumentation and control theory. Despite the fact that they were not obligated to do so, 18 of the original 19 program completers accepted employment with SCE. (MN)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Energy Occupations, Job Training, Linking Agents, Nuclear Power Plant Technicians, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, Technical Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Saddleback Community College CA; Southern California Edison Company
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Anaheim, CA, December 2-6, 1983).