The Innovation Partnership - Institute for Clean Energy Technology supports an educational program fostering a pipeline of trained engineers and technicians for the nuclear power industry, which has been identified as a key factor in New Jersey's clean energy strategy.
A critical component of the Institute is the strategic partnership forged among Stevens, Bergen Community College, Public Service Electric & Gas Co., Erin Engineering Co., and PJM Interconnection encompassing:
- A program at the high school level that will provide a (2+2+2) high school-community college-university pathway leading to a certificate or undergraduate degree with concentration in nuclear power engineering.
- A “Technician’s Certificate” program to be offered at Bergen Community College,
- A “Nuclear Power Engineering Concentration” for students pursuing the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in mechanical engineering at Stevens,
- A continuing education program for working professionals interested in a career in nuclear power, combined with a licensure preparation program for working nuclear professionals interested in a “Nuclear Plant Operator” license.
Stevens' industrial partners benefit from the opportunity to train co-op nuclear power students, access to highly trained entry-level graduates, and working professionals with the necessary skills for a successful career in nuclear power technology.
We anticipate the number of students and working professionals interested in pursuing nuclear power technology to increase. We are preparing students and professionals for nuclear power careers, and support our program as a model for institutions nationwide.