European nuclear energy academy to open in Germany

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The European Nuclear Energy Leadership Academy (ENELA) is going to open in Germany to attract university graduates to the nuclear energy sector and train future leaders in the field.

The founding treaty of ENELA was signed here on Thursday by six European nuclear energy companies, which are shareholders of the academy.

According to the shareholders, the purpose of the academy is to train young graduates and high potential employees with different backgrounds to become leaders or to prepare them to take broader responsibility in European nuclear energy corporations and institutions.

The creation of ENELA was initiated by the industrial stakeholders in the European Nuclear Energy Forum, a platform for discussion set up by the European Commission in 2007.

EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed the establishment of the academy, saying the academy "can help to close the gap in existing training programs."

The training program of the academy will start in 2011.

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