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Join us to discuss career options with nuclear experts from across the Carolinas!

To celebrate Nuclear Science Week, Duke Energy nuclear employees will host virtual career panels for high school students that focus on a different nuclear power career profile each day throughout the week. 

Duke Energy’s six nuclear power plants generate 24/7 carbon-free electricity across the Carolinas, and provide more than 7,000 jobs in their communities, as well as significant economic benefits within the regions they serve. 

Learn about a variety of engineering paths within nuclear power; explore how Duke Energy focuses on public and employee safety through radiation protection careers and how chemistry plays a crucial role in nuclear operation; discover the “eyes and ears” of a nuclear plant through first-hand experience from nuclear operators; and hear stories from our highly skilled maintenance employees who are mechanics, welders, electricians, instrumentation and control technicians and more. 

The virtual events will begin at 10 a.m. each day, and focus on the following nuclear power career profiles throughout the week: 

  • Monday, Oct. 19: Engineering careers 

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20: Chemistry and radiation protection careers 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21: Operator careers  

  • Thursday, Oct. 22: Maintenance careers  

Register here for one, some or all career panel discussions. The event is open to high school students. A moderator will facilitate discussions, and guests will be able to ask questions. Sessions will also be recorded and made available shortly after career week ends. 

View recordings of these sessions:

Chemistry and radiation protection careers

Operator careers

Maintenance careers


Comments (2)

Posted April 26, 2021 by Ellen Morton
Hi Susan! We don't have one on the calendar yet but if one is scheduled, we will publicize it on our Nuclear Education Facebook and Twitter pages. If you would like more information about a career as an operator, please send us a private message on Facebook or Twitter and we can connect you with the appropriate resource.
Posted April 21, 2021 by Susan Johnson
Good morning, Will you host an online/in person high school operator career event in 2021?

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