Category Archives: Workforce Development

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 […]

Problem Solving While Innovating: How Electronics Manufacturers are Coping with COVID-19

Those of us in the electronics manufacturing industry are no different than anyone else facing this pandemic – we are not sure of what will happen next, but we are working together to find solutions. IPC President and CEO John Mitchell shares his insights:

IPC Creates Two New Videos in Cooperation with PACE Worldwide

IPC has released two award winning videos this year in cooperation with PACE Worldwide: 115C – Soldering Iron Tip Care (Communicator Award)  and 194C – SMT Component Removal (Telly Award). According to Mark Pritchard, IPC Video producer,  “IPC has a long history of cooperation with PACE dating back to the 1990s.  PACE has been a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Workforce Lessons from Manufacturing Plants Around the World

By John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO The U.S. economy has remained surprisingly resilient, and the result has been that the country’s unemployment has continued to inch lower. It’s now at 3.5 percent, the lowest rate since 1969, and that rate could go even lower as the U.S. boasts more than 7 million job openings. […]

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