ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 70 early career professionals have signed up so far for an inaugural National Cleanup Workshop session next month that will focus on learning more about the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) and how to grow and succeed in the DOE cleanup program.
“We have room for many more,” EM External Affairs Director Steve Clutter said. “The workshop offers a special reduced registration for early career professionals to attend this year’s workshop.”
The rate is offered to those who have not previously attended the workshop and have been involved in the EM program for less than five years.
With an increased focus on early career professionals, the ninth-annual National Cleanup Workshop is from Sept. 11-13 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.
The Early Career Professional Session is from noon to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11. Its agenda features remarks by EM Senior Advisor William “Ike” White on the future of EM’s workforce as well as:
- Leadership development principles;
- Case studies from federal and contractor representatives on building a career in the EM program;
- An in-depth “EM 101” on the background and history of the DOE cleanup program; and
- Lessons learned and opportunities to grow a career in the cleanup program.
The National Cleanup Workshop agenda features a lineup of senior EM leadership, along with members of Congress, state and local government officials and industry leaders from sites across the DOE complex. Key speakers include White, EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Jeff Avery and Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper.
Check out this EM webpage to find coverage of past workshops, including a video of White’s 2022 workshop keynote address. The site features EM Update newsletter reporting and a gallery of photos showcasing everything from the reception kicking off the event to a variety of speakers and panels.
Last year, about 630 in-person and 91 virtual participants attended the workshop, billed as the premier annual gathering to discuss progress in environmental cleanup of former government weapons sites and nuclear research facilities. Energy Communities Alliance, with the cooperation of EM and the Energy Facility Contractors Group, host the workshop. Registration is open for this year's workshop.
Click here for more information and to register to attend.
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