In September, AIChE Education will introduce the latest component of its expanding educational offerings with a new slate of Instructor-Led Training courses. These courses will also be available for customized, in-company presentation. This relaunch of traditional continuing education classes marks the return of such sessions under the Institute’s direct supervision. The management of AIChE’s continuing education program had been transferred to AIChE’s sister technical society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in 2004, as part of AIChE’s restructuring.
A dozen sessions are planned for Fall 2012, with the first two courses — on heat exchanger design, and conceptual design and capital cost estimating — to he held in San Francisco, CA, and New Orleans, LA, respectively, Sept. 10–12. Subsequent courses in 2012 will be held in Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; and Orlando, FL. The courses will cover project evaluation, process safety, solids flow, distillation, and bioengineering fundamentals. Some four-dozen additional Instructor-Led Training courses are expected in 2013.
According to Bette Lawler, AIChE’s Director of Operations, “AIChE members say that providing continuing professional education is a vital part of the Institute’s mission. AIChE has responded to that need with the launch of ChemE on Demand webinars in 2009 and the eLearning Center in 2011. Bringing back Instructor-Led Training represents the latest step in addressing member needs.”