Workforce Development

Revitalizing the Workforce through Career and Technical Education

America’s refining and petrochemical community employs and supports over three million people, hiring individuals from all education levels to fill a wide range of positions (such as welders, electricians, chemists, and engineers). The industry is experiencing a strong need for...

/ May 19, 2017

“WannaCry” – Is It a Forewarning?

As I write this in the early afternoon of Monday, May 15, I just finished reading the latest bulletin from DHS on WannaCry, the ransomware virus that has become a lead news story since the weekend. In what I read,...

/ May 15, 2017

Our Industries’ Aversion to Becoming #Social

A recent Pew study found that seven-in-ten Americans now use social media. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Social media has existed for the better part of 15 years. It is entrenched in our societal fabric. Companies have invested billions...

/ March 29, 2017

Two Upcoming Events for Women in Petrochemicals

March is Women’s History Month, and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has two upcoming opportunities for the women in our industry to network and connect with their peers. Women currently make up about 25 percent of the workforce,...

/ March 15, 2017