GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Adhesive and Sealant Council is on the verge of debuting a variety of new programs and offerings.
In an address to its members during the recent Fall Convention and Expo in Greenville, President Matt Croson outlined the ASC's intent to expand some of its offerings for 2015 and beyond.
Croson outlined the ASC's six main long-range objectives: career innovation; community knowledge integration; innovation; standing as a unified voice; accelerating growth; and organizational alignment.
Most of the new activity falls under the association's objective of career innovation. Croson said the ASC sponsored 15 webinars through October 2015 and now all of its previous webinars, which encompasses 38 titles, are on demand.
“That was one thing the board had asked,” Croson said. “When we create a training academy, we wanted to track them and put them online for those who maybe couldn't make the meeting.”
Now, the ASC sponsors five short courses, but will roll out three more over the next three years. Croson said the plan is to debut one on sustainable chemistry in 2015, advanced materials in 2016 and to develop one on testing by 2017.
Furthermore, Croson said the ASC wants to take the classes and configure them in a way that gives those who complete the course a level of certificate. The association plans to hire an educational manager to manage the five short courses, the three new ones and oversee the certificate program.
Croson said ideally the position will be filled by first quarter 2015 so the certificate program could be rolled out in 2016.
“There is a lot going on when it comes to career education,” Croson said. “We don't want to just be the convention. We're trying to support those employees with 0-10 years of experience with education.”