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"The generation of professionals who built and led the nuclear power industry for much of the past 50 years is approaching retirement and there are not enough students coming up through the educational system to take their place," IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano pointed out in his opening day message to the School's participants.
This situation is raising concerns among some countries about a possible shortage of skilled professionals in the nuclearfield in the coming decades, and the IAEA is doing all it can to help Member States address this issue. This School, being held in the United Arab Emirates, is part of Agency efforts to address thisproblem in the GCC area, Director General Amano said.