BRUSSELS, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) publicly presents the film: "Science: Where Can It Take You?". The two-minute-long creation shows success stories in the disciplines of chemistry, physics and engineering. The purpose of the film is to raise the youth's interest for the study of science, technology, engineering and maths with a clear focus on gender equality. Moreover, it shows that the chemical industry is a good industry to work for offering stimulating and rewarding job opportunities. This industry needs young, educated individuals to enable the continued development of innovative and sustainable solutions that match the world's evolving and ever-increasing needs. The film targets students aged between 14 and 18, as well as their parents and teachers. It is available for free at http://www.sciencewherecanittakeyou.com in English and 13 other languages.
Additional material opens view for career opportunities
At http://www.sciencewherecanittakeyou.com, visitors can download additional information to the film: a guideline describing the career possibilities in the chemical industry and a one-page flyer about chemistry's impact and the industry's career prospects. By that, young people, parents and teachers learn more on possible job disciplines in the chemical sector - like research, development, logistics/supply chain or marketing and sales. A comprehensive link list is also available and opens straight to the relevant career- and education-websites. This information is available in 14 languages.
EPCA and education
Since the launch of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, EPCA has been actively involved in a number of initiatives for the education of young people in the fields of chemistry and natural sciences. For example, besides the making of films to be distributed in schools and of teachers' guidelines, EPCA also organized a students' workshop at their Annual Meeting 2011 to allow award-winning young chemists to meet with chemical industry leaders and familiarize with that business segment. This year EPCA will co-organize with inGenious and Unesco a special teachers' workshop with the same goal at their 47th Annual Meeting to take place in Berlin from 5 to 9 October 2013.
- The film "Science: Where Can It Take You?", information kit, and related links: http://www.sciencewherecanittakeyou.com
- Guidelines for teachers of European Schoolnet and EPCA: http://chemistryallaboutyou.eun.org
EPCA (The European Petrochemical Association) is a Brussels based international non-profit association that serves a global network for the chemical business community consisting of producers of petrochemicals, their suppliers, customers and service providers. In this industry segment EPCA is the platform to meet, exchange information and transfer learning as well as think tank challenging business as usual approaches. EPCA counts over 680 member companies from 53 different countries that stand for an aggregate turnover of over 4.2 trillion €. EPCA was founded in 1967.
Avenue de Tervueren 270
SOURCE European Petrochemical Association