Workforce Development

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

When and Why Do Children Make STEM Career Choices

Greetings from Vienna, Austria. This week I have the opportunity to attend the European Petrochemical Association’s annual conference. One of the sessions I attended was “When and Why Do Children Make STEM Career Choices?” I was curious to get a...

/ October 6, 2014

AFPM Partners with First Book to Highlight the Importance of STEM for the Workforce of the Future

In case you missed it, the fuel and petrochemical manufacturing industries are helping to drive America’s economic engine and creating job opportunities along the way. Demand for skilled workers with a STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is on...

/ September 22, 2014

AFPM Launches New Workforce Development Site

Mike McDonnell, President and Chief Executive Officer, TPC Group, Inc., has written a guest blog for Petro Primer on our new Workforce Development Site: Attention future employees – have you heard about the terrific career opportunities in the fuel and...

/ September 16, 2014