Workforce Development Education and Training
Developing a strong, talented local workforce
Investing in a Skilled Workforce
nuclear operator apprenticeship program
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.
Waste Processing Operator Boot Camp
The WPO Boot Camp is a 12-week training program, in partnership with UNM-LA, that trains participants to assist in critical environmental cleanup. Through classwork and on-the-job training, program participants become qualified to handle, package, treat and document radioactive waste.
Students have completed the program
Growing diversity through workforce development programs
February 27, 2020
In an effort to create a homegrown and well-paid workforce that represents greater diversity, Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) issued certificates today to their first class of Waste Processing Operator Boot Camp students.
N3B boot camp program serves as economic driver, prepares local workforce to clean up waste sites at LANL
December 9, 2019
LOS ALAMOS, N.M.–Eight area students from Española, Chimayó, Nambé, Los Alamos and Abiquiú recently completed a program that prepares them to clean up waste sites containing chemical and radioactive materials left over from past operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The program has proved an economic driver that brings jobs with livable wages to Northern New Mexico’s workforce.
N3B boot camp graduate aims to clean up Northern New Mexico’s environment
December 9, 2019
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. David Abrams spends nearly all his spare time in New Mexico’s wilderness — hiking on Cerro Perdernal where Georgia O’Keefe painted, mountain biking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and maintaining his family’s 10 acres in Nambé, 19 miles north of Santa Fe.
N3B and UNM-Los Alamos team up for Radiological Control Technician Boot Camp
August 27, 2019
LOS ALAMOS, N.M.—Nuclear News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) have partnered to offer a workforce development program to train participants to become Radiological Control Technicians (RCTs). The program will provide a pathway to obtain employment in one of the many nuclear-based industries across New Mexico.
Workforce Development Partnerships
We partner with local colleges and universities to educate our future employees, as well as offer scholarships to enable local youth to attend college and pursue degrees in the fields of environmental management and waste disposal, cleanup, storage and mitigation.
Northern New Mexico College (NNMC)
The President’s Eagle Fund at Northern New Mexico College allows the president to designate resources to the areas of greatest need. The fund allows for purchases of classroom accessibility equipment to help ability-impaired students and the establishment of a campus food bank and clothing closet. Northern New Mexico College primarily serves Hispanic and Native American students and aims to be nationally recognized for cultural sustainability, quality student learning and its ability to develop strong economic communities among diverse populations. N3B provided a substantial gift to help kick-start the fund.
Regional Development Corporation
N3B works with The Regional Development Corporation (RDC), a private non profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to improving economic development in Northern New Mexico. The RDC provides technical assistance to facilitate job growth. In partnership with the RDC, N3B has been able to offer education opportunities to people in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, and Taos counties.
N3B Workforce Training Center
Workforce training events are held at multiple times throughout the year. See the events below for additional information.