Category Archives: Workforce Development

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.

Become an IPC Workforce Champion

Calling all IPC members in the United States: Become an IPC Workforce Champion — Make your company’s pledge today!

The Workforce Conundrum: The Gender Question

In Part 10 of IPC President and CEO John Mitchell’s blog series on workforce issue, John covers gender differences in the workplace. As I mentioned last week, in Part 5: Demographic Differences, we reviewed two primary topics: generational differences and gender differences. In today’s blog, we discuss discoveries around gender as it concerns the workplace […]

The Workforce Conundrum: Generations Unite

In Part 9 of IPC President and CEO John Mitchell’s blog series on workforce issue, John covers generational differences in the workplace.  As you may recall from Part 5: Demographic Differences, we reviewed two primary topics: generational differences and gender differences. In today’s blog, I want to take what we discovered and talk about what […]

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.