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Institute for Learning and Innovation (ILI)

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“Technology is rapidly transforming most market sectors, reshaping business, jobs and the skills required for today. Learners of all ages need to keep pace with evolving skill requirements from college to the workplace. AIChE’s new institute will provide students and professionals the opportunity to learn and innovate through collaboration, practice and discovery.” --Monty Alger, 2020 AIChE President

The AIChE ILI combines four elements for members to develop their professional competence and skills: Career Discovery, Academy, Credential, Practice+.

CAREER DISCOVERY is to help to identify aptitudes and abilities needed to achieve full potential at various career stages. Every career path is associated with a distinct set of skills. AIChE’s Career Discovery process will allow gaining clarity on the optimal job choices and receive direction on how to acquire the necessary skills and training. Career Discovery pilots are being planned, virtually in mid-September and tentatively as face-to-face events at local sections or universities later this year. If you’d like to participate or learn more, click here.

Once you’ve identified your career path and skill gaps, AIChE ACADEMY will deliver training and skills development opportunities that align with your needs. Gain technical proficiency and inspiration through the Academy’s ever-expanding curriculum of live and archived webinars, face-to-face training (virtual and in-person), online eLearning courses, conference presentations, and more.

As you progress through the Academy training associated with your skill development goals, select curricula will be certified by AIChE CREDENTIALS — allowing you to verify your proficiency to potential employers. Current credentialing paths include The CCPS Process Safety Professional Certification, AIChE Credential for Sustainability Professionals, SAChE Certificate Program, and more to come this year.

Building on this foundation of career discovery, training and credentialing, the Institute for Learning and Innovation will offer opportunities for practical learning that will link innovation with industry and jobs.  Through PRACTICE+, we will help align learners with industry internships and co-ops — helping engineers to gain practical experience in applying their new skills and giving them a head start on their road to career success. A first offering is the RAPID Manufacturing Institute Intern Program.