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August 20, 2014

Energy Department Trains Veterans in Advanced Manufacturing

On August 15, the first 24 participants marked the successful completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Internship program, a pilot effort sponsored by the Energy Department. The ceremony took place at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Funded by the Energy Department's Advanced Manufacturing Office, Pellissippi State developed the curriculum and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) recruited participants from across the country. The students—14 veterans, three active-duty military personnel, two reservists, and five civilians—completed three weeks of classes at Pellissippi, two weeks of hands-on training at the Energy Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, and one week of carbon fiber composites training on ORNL’s main campus. See the Energy Department news release and the Advanced Manufacturing Office website.