Augusta Technical College Receives Nuclear Regulatory Commission Grant

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has awarded Augusta Technical College $150,000 in grant funding to support the Augusta Technical College Nuclear Engineering Technology (NETwork) Scholars Program. The grant will be awarded over a two-year period, extending from July 2019 – July 2021.

Augusta Technical College’s Nuclear Engineering Technology (NETwork) Scholars Program is a scholarship program designed to increase awareness of Engineering Technology (Nuclear, Mechanical, and Electrical and Computer), Industrial Systems Technology, and Chemical Technology program offerings at the College. Additionally, this scholarship program is designed to recruit, matriculate, and support the success of students.

“Augusta Technical College is proud to be a recipient of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission grant, that will support students through scholarships and recruitment activities in order to develop a technically-skilled workforce,” stated Terry D. Elam, President of Augusta Technical College. “We pride ourselves on placing our graduates in the nuclear industry as apprentices and technicians. In accordance with our mission, Augusta Tech remains committed to developing a more efficient and effective workforce.”

Augusta Technical College is uniquely positioned to serve as an educational leader in meeting the needs of the community in training professionals to work in the nuclear industry. The College has successfully responded to industry needs by developing new programs and modifying existing programs of study that teach skills in critical areas such as industrial maintenance, control systems, and chemical technologies.