How can ACS support your career as a Chemical Technical Professional?

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There is a great shortage of qualified chemical technical professionals, jobs that require a high level of technical knowledge but not a PhD. Inspired by the recommendations set by the National Science Boards’ 2019 report, “The Skilled Technical Workforce,” ACS has been working to connect skilled workers like you with opportunities in the chemistry enterprise to close this gap. In addition to strategic partnerships with companies, two-year colleges, and other institutions to secure mentorship, internship, grants, and other job opportunities, ACS members in the ACS Committee on Technician Affairs (CTA) are volunteering their time to help Chemical Technical Professionals (CTPs) like you grow their careers and CTP stakeholders better support their career journeys.

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CTPs Michelle Rivard of Dow and Matthew Russell of Corteva Agrisciences will share how their career journeys were supported by ACS and lessons learned along the way. Erin Dotlich, Eli Lilly and Company, will discuss the CTA’s many tools and resources available from both the Committee and ACS's broader strategic initiative so you can begin growing your career and succeed as a Chemical Technical Professional.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Daniel Fonseca of Dow and co-produced by the ACS Committee on Technician Affairs.

What You Will Learn

  • How the support ACS provides to Chemical Technical Professionals benefits both skilled workers and their employers 
  • Awards, scholarships, mentorships, internships, and other career resources available from ACS and the Committee on Technician Affairs as part of The Strategic Initiative on Fostering a Skilled Technical Workforce 
  • What is the ACS Committee on Technician Affairs (CTA) and how can you get involved with ACS

Webinar Details

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 2-3pm ET
  • Free to register with ACS ID
  • Slides will be available on the day of the live event

Co-Produced With


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Erin Dotlich
Operational Excellence Associate Director, Eli Lilly and Company &
Chair, ACS CTA

Michelle Rivard
R&D/TS&D Technologist, The Dow Chemical Company and CTA Stakeholder & Outreach Subcommittee Chair, National Chemical Technician Award Recipient, and ACS Fellow

Matthew Russell
Sr. R&D Technologist, Corteva Agrisciences & CTA Awards and Recognition Subcommittee member, National Chemical Technician Award Recipient

Daniel Fonseca
Lead TS&D Specialist, The Dow Chemical Company & CTA Professional Development Subcommittee Chair

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