Category Archives: education

Addressing the Skills Gap – IPC Launches New Electronics Workforce Training Courses

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, shares how IPC Electronics Workforce Training courses will help IPC members overcome workforce skills gap challenges with essential and value-added coursework that is curated exclusively to address the most difficult-to-fill positions in the electronics industry.

Power Your Potential with J-STD-001 for Operators

By Carlos Plaza, director, education development The IPC Standard, J-STD-001G: Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, is globally recognized for its criteria on soldering processes and materials for electrical and electronic assemblies. Because J-STD-001 is a critical standard for the industry, IPC Workforce Training created the course, J-STD-001 for Operators, to provide operators, technicians, […]

Need Training in the Fundamentals of Electronics Assembly?

Look no further than IPC Workforce Development Programs – a series of courses designed to facilitate the long-term retention of practical, job-specific knowledge and skills By Carlos Plaza, IPC director of education development IPC Workforce Development courses help IPC members overcome the challenges posed by the skills gap while simultaneously providing opportunities for employees to […]

IPC Electronics Workforce Training Courses: Closing the Gap Between Employee and Employer Needs

By Carlos Plaza, director of education development Currently about 78 percent of electronics industry companies need to increase their work force but struggle to find skilled workers to take available jobs. Prospective employees are not necessarily aware of the available, well-paid, and stable jobs in the electronics industry. How do we close that gap? By […]

Delta Group Electronics Hosts IPC Training Video Production

Delta Group Electronics in Albuquerque, N.M. recently hosted the production of two new IPC training videos:  SMT Component Placement and Solder Paste Printing. Tod Cummins, Delta Group’s director of corporate quality assurance, has been a major supporter of IPC’s educational effort providing technical support and practical guidance to the IPC video production team over a […]

New Opportunity for Managers Announced, Special Attention to ‘Emerging Managers’

By Tracy Riggan, senior director, Business Development In times like these, effective management skills to navigate uncertainty and fast-paced shifts are critical. Coupled with talent shortages which overburden existing teams, it can be challenging for businesses to build internal mentorship and management training from within. Our members tell us that one of the key areas […]

IPC and ITI Convene Experts and Members to Examine Critical Environmental Requirements for Electronics

Kelly Scanlon, IPC director of environment, health and safety policy and research Last Tuesday, June 9, IPC partnered with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) to offer an educational conference for the electronics sector on critical environmental requirements. Previous conferences entailed a cross-country roadshow including stops in multiple cities from the East to West coasts. […]

IPC Offers Opportunities for Online Learning

IPC offers many opportunities for online learning, providing relevant education to meet the needs of the industry, from operators to engineers and executives. Events Connection (EC) editorial staff talked to Carlos Plaza, IPC director of education development, about how IPC chooses which courses will benefit the industry, and what options are available for students this […]

How Can You Obtain or Renew Your IPC Certification During COVID-19?

Candidates may now take online remote proctored exams right from the comfort of your own home. Dave Hernandez, vice president of education, answers questions about this new option from IPC EDGE. Why remote proctoring? In this time of shelter-in-place, IPC wanted to find a way for students to obtain or renew IPC certification remotely. We […]

Interview with Kate Stees – An Emerging Engineer

What better way to learn about the electronics industry than from real people successfully pursuing their careers in great companies? Charlene Gunter du Plessis, Senior Director of the IPC Education Foundation talked to Kate Stees, a Materials and Process Engineer at Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control in Ocala, Florida. Kate currently works in the […]