Local 550 Begins First Radiological Control Technician Class

Local 550, along with other partners, celebrated the kick-off of its radiological control technician (RCT) training program on May 5 at the West Kentucky Community & Technical College Emerging Technology Center.

Pictured: Representatives from the USW and partner organizations join students at the kick-off of the RCT training program at Paducah, Ky. Photo credit: Ashlee Fitch, USWTMC

Twenty students are receiving RCT training so they can work at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site or at other Department of Energy (DOE) facilities across the nation.

Local 550 President Gary Wilson thanked all the organizations and individuals involved who arranged the class and processed the applications and chose the students.

“Some volunteers worked many hours working out the details to begin our first RCT class at Paducah, but I’ve been amazed by the willingness of everyone who has donated time and resources,” Wilson said.

Other partners in the RCT training program are the USW Tony Mazzocchi Training Center, the West Kentucky Community & Technical College, the Paducah Chamber of Commerce, DOE, Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC, Mid-America Conversion Services and local community leaders.

Pictured: Rusty Reynolds, Local 550 training manager.

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