Category Archives: Workforce Development

IPC: Committed to Creating 1 Million New Workforce Opportunities in Five Years

“We have certified and educated the industry for decades and wondered what more we could do,” IPC’s John Mitchell, president and CEO, discusses IPC’s commitment to create 1 million new skilled workforce opportunities for the #electronics industry within five years on the #podcast Manufacturing Tomorrow’s Workforce. Listen here: https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-5a5r5-c554c4

Take Advantage of IPC Educational Opportunities

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, provides information on certification and training courses currently available from IPC.

IPC Welcomes Trump Apprenticeship Program but Calls for Clarifications

By Ken Schramko, senior director, North American government relations The Trump administration deserves praise for taking steps to encourage new apprenticeship programs, but the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to do so needs further refinement, according to IPC comments submitted to the department this week. IPC welcomes the administration’s focus on workforce development, because […]

The Exciting Details Behind IPC’s Pledge to America’s Workers

By Chris Mitchell, vice president, global government relations In the nine months since IPC joined in President Trump’s “Pledge to America’s Workers” and committed to creating 1 million new skilled workforce opportunities over the next five years – a fair question has been asked: Are we taking credit for actions we would have done anyway? […]

Saying Yes to Opportunities: IPC’s Emerging Engineer Program Offers Career Growth for Electronics Industry Newcomers

What makes the IPC Emerging Engineer Program a premier networking and career enriching program? IPC staff spoke to Emerging Engineer Kate Stees, materials & process engineer, Lockheed Martin, about her experience in the program and why she recommends it to other engineers. IPC: Why did you choose to enroll in IPC’s Emerging Engineer program? Stees: […]

Help Build Industry’s Future: Be a Part of IPC’s Emerging Engineer Program

IPC’s Emerging Engineer program provides mentoring and training to assist engineers early in their careers. John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, explains the benefits in this new video.

Tell Us What You Think About the Skilled Workforce Shortage

As a longtime leader in education and training in our industry, IPC is stepping up its efforts, and we could use your input. How would you answer the following question? Over the last year, how difficult has it been for your company to find qualified workers for roles that require technical knowledge and skills? Click […]

Trump’s FY2020 Budget Plan Kicks Off U.S. Policy Debates

by Ken Schramko, senior director, North American Government Relations Within the last week, U.S. President Trump released his $4.7 trillion fiscal 2020 budget plan, kicking off the annual federal budget process. IPC is watching several budget debates that could impact the electronics industry and its supply chain. It’s important to remember that Congress has the […]

Here’s the 2019 Outlook on IPC Advocacy for Workforce Education and Training

by Ken Schramko, senior director, North American government relations The chronic shortage of skilled workers is the top business challenge facing the electronics industry worldwide. Our skilled workers are aging and retiring faster than we can hire replacements. A large majority of our members report that their inability to find skilled workers is limiting their […]

IPC Launches Education Foundation to Strengthen Next Generation of Workers

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell discusses the IPC Education Foundation, an organization that focuses on strengthening and shaping the next generation of workers by preparing the talent pipeline and offering scholarships to deserving students.