Eastman Chemical Company



Eastman Chemical Company


Asset name


Putting Children First


Address, phone etc.


PO Box 431 B-470 Kingsport, TN 37662


Organization website





Organization type


Eastman is a global specialty chemicals company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers that are found in products people use every day


Contact name


Tanya S. Foreman


Contact email






Putting Children First (PCF) is a business/education partnership between Eastman Chemical Company and eight school systems within Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia serving over 104 schools. When business and education discover they need each other, remarkable progress can occur.


Does it address STEM standards?








STEM area


Science, Technology, Engineering, Math


STEM goals


Over the past decade, the United States has experienced a steady decline among students in the STEM-related areas of education. Complicating this issue is the fact that 50% of the current science and engineering workforce will be depleted with the retirement of baby boomers over the next decade resulting in an anticipated turnover for Eastman. Eastman is working to engage students, parents and Eastman employees in various workforce initiatives, including promoting the benefits of pursuing a career in a STEM-related area. Quality education impacts Eastman’s future economic competitiveness and long-term sustainability of its business and workforce.

More skilled applicants in the pipeline.  More potential candidates from Northeast TN


County(ies) served


Programs and services on this web site are solely intended for those school systems involved in the Putting Children First (PCF) partnership which include: Bristol Tennessee City, Hawkins County, Johnson City, Kingsport City, Rogersville City, Sullivan County, Washington County, TN and Scott County, VA.


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