Workforce Training & Education Programs

In recent months, N3B has worked to expand its workforce training programs across Northern New Mexico to include an Apprentice Program and a Radiological Control Technician (RCT) Boot Camp, as well as other educational initiatives geared toward improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Apprentice Program

N3B’s Apprentice Program is a collaboration with Northern New Mexico College, with plans to potentially expand to other institutions of higher education across New Mexico. Participants in the program are paid to work alongside highly skilled nuclear professionals while taking courses to become qualified as a Nuclear Operator. Program participants are offered a permanent position with N3B once they complete the program. The programs accepted its first cohort and classes began in August 2019.

The Radiological Control Technician Boot Camp

The RCT Boot Camp is a 12-week training program for individuals interested in nuclear safety and compliance. The RCT Boot Camp is a partnership with the UNM-LA. Candidates take classes at UNM-LA and receive hands-on training with N3B staff in the field. RCTs are a critical component of nuclear operations. They provide advanced technical support in nuclear safety and establish workplace controls regarding nuclear materials and waste.

The Governor’s STEM Challenge

N3B is also participating in the New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s STEM challenge. Gov. Lujan Grisham issued a challenge to all high schools across New Mexico to improve engagement and interest in STEM career paths. N3B has donated $5,000 to the program for scholarships as part of its Community Commitment Program.

For more  information or to apply for the RCT Boot Camp or Apprentice Program please contact:

Mark Russell at Mark.Russell@em-la.doe.gov or 505-670-5319 or Camille Gomez at Camille.Gomez@em-la.doe.gov or 505-257-7315.