Roadmapping Workshop #1: Existing Programs and Best Practices for Technician and Operator Training

October 18, 2022 | 12:00PM - 4:00 ET |Virtual

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Do you work with process technicians and/or operators in the Fine or Specialty Chemical Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, or Biopharmaceutical Industry? As part of an award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to respond to the lingering effects of COVID-19 and to prepare for a potential future coronavirus pandemic, AIChE/RAPID aims to develop a virtual technician and operator training program for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, fine chemical and specialty chemical industries. This effort will be a 2-year project, beginning with three roadmapping workshops to identify existing programs and best practices and define future training needs. Read more

The first workshop on October 18th will:

  • Bring together stakeholders in technician and operator training.
  • Explore existing programs and best practices used by industry and other stakeholders to train technicians and operators.

Why Should You Attend?

  • Be a part of the discussion to help define future training offerings.
  • Each company represented in the roadmapping sessions will receive a limited number of complimentary seats once training is developed.
  • Expand your network by collaborating with others in the process industry training field.

Future workshops include:

RAPID seeks to gather key stakeholders across these industry sectors, map current and future industry needs to train a robust pipeline of workers, and, utilizing RAPID’s demonstrated process to roadmap and develop virtual learning content, develop impactful and virtual training courses which would allow current and future workers from any region of the U.S. to up-skill quickly. In the event of future lockdowns, future workers and those in the workforce pipeline could be trained off-site in a safe environment due to the virtual nature of the learning content.

Time What Topic
Tuesday, October 18
12:00 - 12:30 PM Welcome & Introductions + Introduction of VTOTP Grant & Objectives  
12:30 - 1:00 PM Breakout 1 What are you currently using for training? How are you training? What are the broad skills topics?
1:00 - 1:10 PM Break  
1:10 - 1:40 PM Breakout 2 Review Best Practices & pain points
1:40  - 1:55 PM Report Outs  
1:55 - 2:10 PM Break  
2:10  - 2:45 PM Breakout 3 Vision Exercise: what additional topics do they anticipate will be needed in next 5, 10, 15 years? 
2:45  - 3:00 PM Breakout 3 Identify top 5 takeaways for report outs
3:00 - 3:15 PM Report Outs  
3:15 - 3:45 PM Large Group Discussion What are the connections & trends?
3:45 - 4:00 PM Closing & Next Steps: RAPID/AIChE  

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