Workforce Development

Women in Petrochemicals: Bringing Diversity to the Industry

Over the last 20 years, I have seen an increasing number of women joining the petrochemical industry which is a great thing. However, women still only make up 25 percent of the petrochemical workforce currently, so there is still room...

/ March 17, 2016

AFPM Celebrates Job Creation at Energy Day

America’s abundance of oil and natural gas resources are providing a variety of high-tech, well-paying career opportunities. More than 30 refining expansions worth $14 billion are currently under development across the United States. In addition, approximately 243 U.S. chemical investment...

/ September 30, 2015

Veterans: Fueling America’s Fuel and Petrochemical Industry

As we all learned in school, Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 which declared our independence from Great Britain. A huge thank you goes out to those in the U.S. military, who...

/ July 1, 2015

The Energy Industry Needs our Nation’s Veterans

There are some 2.8 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. These brave men and women served their country on the battlefield. Along the way, they learned skills that are hugely advantageous to civilian employers, among them: leadership, change...

/ November 11, 2014