IPC Participates in White House “Our Pledge to America’s Workers” Event

On October 31, IPC announced that it has signed the President’s Pledge to the American Worker and made a commitment to create at least 1 million new training and workforce development opportunities in the electronics industry over the next five years. IPC‘s announcement coincided with an event at the White House with President Trump, White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow, and other Administration officials.

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell and representatives from four IPC member companies — Calumet Electronics, Green Circuits, Summit Interconnect, and Zentech — were invited to participate in the event. In brief remarks, Ivanka Trump recognized IPC and praised our commitment to skilled workforce opportunities. View recording of the event.

L to R: Joe O’Neil of Green Circuits; Meredith LaBeau of Calumet Electronics; John Mitchell of IPC; Ivanka Trump; Shane Whiteside of Summit Interconnect; Darryl Graves of Zentech

 

Calumet Electronics, which is one of the largest employers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, was featured in a local TV news report following the event. View the video news clip.

Get Involved and Help Grow the Workforce of Tomorrow
To achieve the goal of creating 1 million new training and career opportunities over the next five years, IPC is calling on IPC member companies to join our “IPC Workforce Champions” campaign. IPC Workforce Champions commit to work with IPC on three of our five education, training and workforce development programs, including participating in the IPC Job Task Analysis Committee; developing “Earn and Learn” programs; partnering with IPC on STEM programming in secondary and post-secondary schools; supporting scholarships through the IPC Education Foundation; and adopting the IPC certification framework in their companies.

Some of the IPC members that have already joined the IPC Workforce Champions and are leading the way to address the skills gap include:

• ALTEX
• Green Circuits
• Eagle Circuits
• Optimum Design
• STI Electronics
• Summit Interconnect
• TTM Technologies
• VirTex MTI

To learn more about IPC Workforce Champions and/or to sign up, please visit: go.ipc.org/gr-pledge.

For questions about IPC Workforce Champions, please contact Ken Schramko, senior director, North American government relations at KenSchramko@ipc.org.

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