July 16, 2013
Aiken, S.C. -- Savannah River Remediation (SRR) Public Affairs employees shared information on communication, job skills and teamwork with Barnwell, SC, students who are earning a GED.
Adult students at Bamberg/Barnwell Adult education program, who are studying to earn a General Education Development (GED), recently spent a day with SRR Public Affairs personnel to receive career-related training, which supplemented their regular curriculum in math, science and English. A GED, equivalent to a high school diploma, will help each student secure a better job.
Dean Campbell, SRR Public Affairs Manager, said he chose this community outreach opportunity for his staff because the Public Affairs employees could encourage adult students from all walks of life and demonstrate that hard work, persistence and dedication towards education are keys to achieving career goals.
"We all have a different set of life circumstances and vary in educational experience," said Campbell. "We wanted to commend the students for already making the right first step by working to attain a GED and challenge them to continue striving towards their goals."
Students in the program range from early 20s to retirement age. The Public Affairs Department, which included one college intern participating in the SRR Summer College Intern Program, gave interactive lessons on building a resume, interviewing skills, being on a team and communicating on the job.
The SRR employees also spoke about what industry is looking for in the students, and how they can make a personal commitment to excellence. The lessons were structured to address a wide range of education ability and career objectives to give them an understanding of what they need to do to obtain a job and be a desired worker for an employer.
SRR is the Savannah River Site's Liquid Waste contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is composed of a team of companies led by URS Corp. with partners Bechtel National, CH2M HILL and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Energy Solutions and URS Professional Solutions.
Point of Contact: Amy Joslin, Director of Public Affairs and Project Communications