Encouraging Tomorrow’s Workforce
March 20, 2019
About 50 high school students from Genoa and Oak Harbor, Ohio, took part recently in the Skilled Trades Bus Tour sponsored by the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC). About a dozen Davis-Besse employees helped the students learn more about their careers in the skilled trades at the nuclear plant. OCIC works to demonstrate career alternatives to students, including many that do not require a four-year degree.
The students learned about jobs in construction services, security, electrical maintenance, plant operations, engineering and procedure writing. The students spent about an hour at the plant’s Energy Education Center making stops at the various exhibits, and were able to see and touch some of the tools of the trade. They learned about the many job opportunities that exist in the nuclear industry and the education and skills needed to be successful those careers.