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        SRNS signs MOU with USC-Aiken to support


        veterans, active military personnel with training



        Officials from SRNS and the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC
        Aiken) recently agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in
        support of military veterans and active military personnel attending
        USC Aiken.
        The MOU identifies a $20,000 donation from SRNS to USC Aiken’s
        Veterans Enhanced Training (VET) Program within the Veteran and
        Military Student Success Center (VMSS Center). The VMSS Center
        seeks to expose veteran and military students to employment
        opportunities throughout the region.
        “We champion the experience and maturity these students bring   USC Aiken Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan and Stuart MacVean (center) sign a
        to USC Aiken,” said Robert Murphy, Director, USC Aiken Office   memorandum of understanding in support of military veterans and active military
        of Veteran and Military Student Success. “This, coupled with the   personnel as Robert Murphy, Director, USC Aiken Office of Veteran and Military Student
        university’s nationally recognized education and holistic transition   Success, witnesses the agreement.
        support, enables us to deliver a generation of military veterans who
        are critical thinkers and leaders.”                     regarding job opportunities available at SRS as they are identified. We
                                                                have a significant number of veterans working with us now.”
        In addition, the SRNS management team has agreed to annually
        offer several paid internships to USC Aiken students who are military   According to MacVean, SRNS hired more than 80 veterans last
        veterans, with the hope that in-depth exposure to the culture and work   year, many of which had previously experienced life at SRS through
        at SRS will inspire these students to pursue careers with SRNS.  internships and job shadow programs. “We exceeded our annual
                                                                goal each of the last six years with 9.2 percent of our new hires, on
        “We are thrilled to partner with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions on   average, being vets.” Studies have determined that 14 percent of
        the Veterans Enhanced Training Program,” said Dr. Sandra Jordan,   USC Aiken’s total student population consists of military veterans.
        Chancellor, USC Aiken.
                                                                “I have come to realize what the Savannah River Site has to offer,
        “SRNS has been a steadfast partner of USC Aiken and has worked   not just a career, but amazing mentors who are truly passionate
        alongside the university to ensure the success of our students.”
                                                                about what they do,” said Clay Beam, Industrial Process Engineering
        Jordan added that this new program will help their veteran and   student at USC Aiken. “SRNS is an employer that hires the people
        military students with their professional growth and future careers   you hope to become one day, and it shows in our Industrial Process
        while greatly enhancing their classroom experience with dynamic,   Engineering Program.
        engaging and relevant learning, guided by the experts at SRNS.  “I’m just starting out, but it feels like they really try to create a
        Stuart MacVean believes this MOU is just the beginning of long-term   program that will prepare us for internships and a job at the site,
        support for VMSS Center students. “We’re going to stay connected   which really shows how much they care,” he continued. “Thank you,
        with this important organization and ensure they are up to date   SRNS, for this amazing opportunity to help me get my dream job.”

        S.C. Chamber honors SRNS with safety award




        The S.C. Chamber of Commerce recently recognized SRNS    when SRNS became the SRS management and operations contractor.
        Operations and Construction divisions, comprised of more than   “We are honored to once again receive the Safety Award from the
        6,000 employees, with Safety Awards for their exemplary safety   S.C. Chamber of Commerce,” said Stuart MacVean. “For decades,
        performance in 2019 at SRS.                              SRS has been home to a remarkable legacy of safety whose impact
        The S.C. Chamber of Commerce holds the annual Safety Awards   can still be seen today. SRNS employees are instilled with a sense of
        to honor S.C.-based companies and their employees who have had   personal accountability for the safety of themselves and others, and
        commendable lost work-day case rates for the previous year. SRNS   awards such as this are true validations of their efforts.”
        Operations had a lost work-day case rate of 0.02 percent while SRNS   During 2019, the company was also awarded safety accolades from
        Construction’s lost work-day case rate was 0.16 percent; both are   the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulations and the
        well below the national average.                         National Safety Council, among others. Additionally, SRNS reached a
        SRNS has been the recipient of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce’s   company milestone of 25 million safe-work hours.
        Safety Award for eleven consecutive years, dating back to 2008
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