During visit to INSTN Marcoule, Secretary General of Gard Prefecture emphasised the need for training to support EDFs Grand Carénage refurbishment programme.
On the 6th of June, Geneviève Castellane, Vice President of the Gard Rhodanian Metropolitan Area, François Lalanne, General Secretary of the Prefecture, Sabrina Toussaint, Head of Employment and Development at the Gard Rhodanian DIRECCTE(1), and Michaël Pulci, Delegate of the Prefecture for Bagnols and Pont-Saint-Esprit, visited INSTN’s Marcoule Training Centre in the Gard (South France). Isabelle Ribet, Head of the Training Centre, explained how INSTN adapts to the local context at each of our locations. This is especially true in Marcoule, where special efforts are made to support jobseekers towards qualified employment, and where expertise is developed in Education and Training courses related to nuclear cleanup, decommissioning and waste processing, and whose influence is local, national and international.
The official delegation visited the Site Training School (chantier école) facilities, which allows learners to practice in an environment and working conditions which replicate a real work site as closely as possible. During his visit, Mr. François Lalanne emphasised the need for training for the EDF Tricastin site: "At Tricastin, there are eight to ten years work ahead, with €800 million of investment for companies. It is very important to ensure ahead of time that companies have trained operators," he said. INSTN is ready to take up this challenge
(1) Regional Directorate for Business, Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs, Work and Employment