Westinghouse Electric Company is proud to be the recipient of the 2013 Exemplar Award for External Training Honorable Mention presented by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) in Philadelphia on September 26th. Westinghouse submitted the Rod Control System Training Program as an example of its systematic-based program designs, the achievement of learning outcomes through innovative learning strategies, and evidence of good program planning, management, and effectiveness.
The Westinghouse Rod Control System training program is designed to meet the initial and continuing training needs of instrumentation and control technicians of Westinghouse pressurized water reactor nuclear power generating stations. The course incorporates a progressive, student-centered, interactive learning approach designed to increase the effectiveness of the learning experience compared with that of traditional classroom lecture oriented training. By blending a variety of instructional methods and delivery options, Westinghouse is able to more actively engage the students in the learning process and more effectively facilitate a positive change in performance. In this program, students become active participants in their learning process. They are at the center of the action, not passive observers. This program will allow the successful student to understand how the Rod Control System should operate under normal conditions. The student will also learn how to use schematic drawings to trace signals and find test points, and use the Troubleshooting Flow Charts to diagnose problems. Upon course completion, students will be prepared to assist in operation, troubleshooting, and repair activities performed on the plant’s Rod Control System.
As an IACET Authorized Provider, Westinghouse awards CEU’s for successful completion of this course.