ILI | Institute for Learning & Innovation

AIChE’s Institute for Learning and Innovation is poised to help chemical engineers at every career juncture to bridge the skills gap created by the rush of technology, changing work styles, and unprecedented societal needs.

Beginning with customized skills-gap analyses, the Institute for Learning and Innovation will provide each member with a personal lifelong learning roadmap — supported by courses, career strategies, credentialing, and hands-on learning opportunities to allow chemical engineers to excel professionally and personally in the workforce of 2020 and beyond.

Begin your career discovery journey with a personalized skills analysis. We’ll help you to identify aptitudes and abilities you’ll need in order to achieve your full potential at various career stages. Every career path is associated with a distinct set of skills. AIChE’s Career Discovery process will allow you to gain clarity on the optimal job choices, and receive direction on how to acquire the necessary skills and training. That’s where the AIChE Academy can help.  (Launching Fall 2020)

    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, Director, Institute for Natural Gas Research & Prof of Chemical Engineering,Penn State Univ.

    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 credientialing paths include The CCPS Process Safety Professional Certification, AIChE Credential for Sustainability Professionals, SAChE Certificate Program, and more to come this year.

        AIChE’s Institute for Innovation and Learning will bring visibility around what is valued by companies and broader industry to help students both find employment and gain the skills they need in a world of evolving technology.
        Erin N. Kane, President and CEO, AdvanSix Inc.

        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.

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