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CFCC celebrates 20 years of excellence in nuclear technology education with new partnership

Nuclear Tech Wilmington, NC – As part of the 20th anniversary of the Cape Fear Community College Nuclear Technology associate degree program, CFCC is taking this commitment to the next level with a strategic collaboration that benefits students and the industry. We are proud to announce a partnership with Sonic Systems, a leading player in the nuclear technology field. Sonic Systems will hire students at a starting wage of $26 per hour, providing a competitive income while gaining real-world industry experience.

One of the standout features of this partnership is the clear path to advancement that it offers. Students who excel at Sonic System can transition into positions with GE Hitachi, a renowned global leader in nuclear technologies. This progression gives students a promising career trajectory within the nuclear industry, opening doors to even greater opportunities.

“This partnership is a win-win for everyone involved,” said Jim Morton, CFCC President. “This collaboration further demonstrates our commitment to providing students with exceptional opportunities within the community. Through this partnership, our nuclear technology students will gain hands-on experience and secure well-paying positions with tremendous potential for advancement.”

The Nuclear Technology Program at CFCC has a long history of producing highly skilled and knowledgeable graduates who have fulfilled successful nuclear industry careers. The program was founded in 2003 in partnership with GE Hitachi (GEH). The two organizations collaborated on developing a curriculum to provide quality training for the next generation of nuclear reactor technicians. In 2008 the program enrolled its first students.

Students have the opportunity to learn from GEH specialists and seasoned industry professionals like John Zino, Chief Consulting Engineer for Advanced Plant Technology at GE Hitachi. Lindsay Kaldon, CFCC Instructor, brings her expertise to the classroom from her role as project manager of NASA’s Fission Surface Power project.

To learn more about the Nuclear Technology associate degree program, visit cfcc.edu/nuclear-technology .

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