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High School Students Get Real World Experience With Hanford Site Mentors

July 9, 2019

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Students from local Chiawana High School visit EM contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company’s 324 Building mock-up to learn about technologies advancing Hanford Site cleanup.
Students from local Chiawana High School visit EM contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company’s 324 Building mock-up to learn about technologies advancing Hanford Site cleanup.

RICHLAND, Wash. – Employees from EM Richland Operations Office contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) worked with the nonprofit Washington STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Education Foundation to develop a school-based internship.

Students from Chiawana High School in nearby Pasco learned about the complex cleanup work at Hanford during a site visit to the 324 Building mock-up and were challenged with finding solutions to a real-world problem.

The five-week classroom internship allowed students to develop skills such as communication, time management, and building a professional attitude, and provided them an opportunity to network with STEM professionals.

Watch this video for highlights of the program, part of CHPRC’s “Highway to Hanford” commitment to engage and encourage the next generation of Hanford workers.

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