Category Archives: Workforce Development

IPC Workforce Pledge Draws White House Praise, Points the Way to Jobs of the Future

by John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO It’s not every day one is invited to attend an event at the White House in Washington, D.C. However, last week, I had the opportunity to do just that on behalf of IPC. During that event, White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump praised IPC, among others, for joining […]

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 […]

IPC’s Job Task Analysis Needs Your Expertise to Address the Skills Gap

IPC president and CEO John Mitchell invites industry to join IPC’s Job Task Analysis Committee to help define key roles in the electronics industry and perform industry driven job task analysis for each of these roles.

IPC Members: Your Voice is Needed in Washington, D.C. on May 21-23

Your presence is needed in Washington, D.C. Hearing from constituents like you, whose businesses are affected by their decisions, can have a significant impact upon policymakers. The more executives our industry can rally, the stronger our collective voice will be and the more likely we will have a positive impact. You can register for IMPACT […]

What Happens to our Industry Without a Skilled Workforce?

IPC president and CEO John Mitchell discusses the skills gap in the manufacturing industry and IPC’s efforts to address the issue.

What’s New in IPC Government Relations

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell and IPC Vice President of Global Government Relations Chris Mitchell talk to PCB Chat host and Circuits Assembly and Printed Circuit Design & Fab Editor-in-Chief Mike Buetow about key government programs and initiatives and why it’s important for members to participate in lobbying efforts. Listen to podcast: https://upmg.podbean.com/e/pcb-chat-episode-12-john-mitchell-and-chris-mitchell/   […]

IPC Supports Apprenticeships and Jobs

By Julie Desisto, government relations coordinator Given the perennial shortage of skilled talent in many parts of the country, IPC advocates for ambitious public policies to address the skills gap. That’s why IPC supports the Apprenticeship and Jobs Training Act (S. 1352), introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA). In late July, […]

The “Skills Gap” – Meet People Where They Are!

By Julie Desisto, IPC government relations coordinator A perennial concern in the U.S. electronics manufacturing industry is the lack of skilled talent in many parts of the country. According to a recent IPC member survey, most companies have a hard time recruiting qualified production workers, engineers, and other technical professionals. In Washington, D.C. this week, […]

President Donald Trump Launches Workforce Development Week

By Julie Desisto, coordinator, government relations Earlier this week President Donald Trump announced “Workforce Development Week.” As such, President Trump spent the last four days promoting job creation and even signed executive order expanding apprenticeship programs. The Trump administration asked federal agencies to recommend new executive actions to promote apprenticeships and remove regulations that could […]

IPC Discusses Workforce Development Issues with U.S. Policymakers

By Julie Desisto, coordinator, government relations During IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2017, IPC member attendees sat down for a meeting with Kim R. Ford, acting assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the Department of Education. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the chronic shortage […]