Corinne Claireaux

CelSian Academy Manager, CelSian, Eindhoven, NL

Corinne Claireaux studied glass chemistry at the Université de Rennes before doing her PhD at the Saint-Gobain Recherche/CNRS joint venture. After 5 years working on the development of innovative glass compositions for the different glass businesses of Saint-Gobain, she joined CelSian in The Netherlands where she contributes to research projects and manages CelSian's Academy which is dedicated to training both newcomers and experts from the glass industry in Glass Science and Technology.

3:40 - 4:00 PM

Day - 2 11 Feb

Empowering the industry through education and collaboration

Following the natural aging of our population, a generation of loyal and highly skilled experts will soon retire from the glass industry. We must prepare for the arrival of the next generation with its different view on work and an inexhaustible drive for finding purpose. Besides this, the skills needed for the future might be different: digitalization, data analytics, sustainability, decarbonization will require a diversification of the workforce, and meeting these needs is already a concern. Female employees still account for a large minority of the workforce. Now is the time for the glass industry to tackle age and gender diversity issues and to take advantage of the associated growth opportunities. Learning and development strategies are critical to increase diversity, create engagement, and empower glass people to face tomorrow’s environmental challenges today.