Education: explaining chemistry
To develop a better understanding of its activities and products, the Arkema Group is working closely with the world of education. It supports schools educationally in explaining the role of chemistry in daily life.
Meeting the youngest
In June 2016, Arkema signed a three-year partnership agreement with Fondation C.Génial. The Group brings its support to this association which raises the profile of science with high school students and endeavors to boost scientific literacy in France. Fondation C.Génial organizes flagship operations, in particular Professeurs en entreprises [Teachers in business and industry], Ingénieurs et techniciens dans les classes [Engineers and technicians in the classroom], as well as the C.Génial Competition.
ChemArt Green Innovation Class
In China, schoolchildren from the Zhangjiagang Lvfeng School and the Hengshui Limin Road Primary School benefit from the ChemArt Green Innovation Class initiative. The project, called "Better Life, Better Future - ChemArt Green Innovation Class", aims to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds living in remote provinces. Volunteers from Arkema China teach the children English as well as the basics on environmental protection, prevention and safety. Additionally, Arkema China has donated recycled computers to the Zhangjiagang Lvfeng School to enhance the school’s IT equipment.
Close ties with educational institutions
The Arkema group maintains a close relationship with the best educational institutions in the world for its fields of activity.
- The Arkema Group participates in events organized by general and chemical engineering schools.
Arkema provides financial backing to Fondation ENSIC (École nationale supérieure des industries chimiques de Nancy). Since this support initiative was set up in October 2008, some forty engineering undergraduates in financial difficulty have been able to access the courses provided by the school.
- The Developing Engineer Program enables the Group each year to recruit four to six engineering school students from the best American universities. These students take part in concrete training programs on industrial sites over a five year period.
- The Science Teachers Program takes place on some sites of the Arkema group in the US. Every year elementary school and secondary school teachers are invited and trained to teach scientific topics and chemistry in a fun and captivating way!