Source: Oak Ridge Today | Bob Fowler, Roane State staff writer | March 20, 2019

Chris Borum, for more than 16 years a security guard at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, said it was time for a change.

As the years passed, he worried he might not be able to meet rigorous annual physical qualifications for his job at the nuclear weapons facility.

Borum, a Kingston resident, said he wanted to stay at Y-12 and eventually retire from there, “but I wanted to leave on my own terms.”

So when a job posting for a material handler was posted on the Y-12’s Intranet, he went for it.

That’s when a unique partnership between Y-12, Roane State Community College and the Tennessee Department of Labor came into play.

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