ORANGEBURG — There are two things future workers need to know about the nuclear industry:
It is expanding in South Carolina, and the current work force is aging.
Those two points add up to a bright future for student engineers and others learning skills that would fit into the industry, speakers said Monday during a forum on nuclear energy jobs.
If power companies have their way, at least four new nuclear reactors could be built during the next decade in South Carolina.
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“Even if we never build another nuclear plant, we’re going to need tens of thousands of nuclear workers,” said Dayna Herrick, Duke Energy’s training work force development manager.
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