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IPC Education Foundation Announces New Website LaunchJanuary 24, 2023 | IPC
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The electronics manufacturing industry offers a wide range of career opportunities for all levels of education and experience. To make career searches easier, the IPC Education Foundation (IPCEF) launched a new, industry-focused career website www.careersinelectronics.com.
The interactive website features a variety of career profiles associated with the electronics manufacturing industry, including job descriptions, typical skills needed, estimated salary ranges, and videos of individuals working in electronics manufacturing careers to provide detailed information on specific jobs.
Charlene Gunter, IPCEF senior director said, “If anyone is interested in any aspect of the electronics industry, be it in design, soldering, robotics, chemistry, machinery, or computers, there is a career path available. This website will be a valuable resource not only to the future workforce but also to the industry, because it provides employers the opportunity to share valuable information about careers, to promote opportunities through the launch of a unique job board, and to participate by showcasing real people in real jobs as industry members to share their stories.”
Foundation staff connected with many industry representatives to share their career advice with potential jobseekers, and it became clear that the electronics industry provides opportunities for all types of interests. “Whether it be designing computers, creating software, or deciding which materials to build with and test them in the lab, every facet of science, engineering, and business development have a home in the electronics industry,” said Christina Rutherford, a hardware engineer at Honeywell and IPC Emerging Engineer program participant.
Diane Jung, R&D/process engineer at Glenair provided her thoughts about the exciting opportunities within the industry and commented, "Since electronics are prevalent and so embedded in our daily lives, the electronics industry is crucial, stable, and rapidly growing. Students who desire to learn, innovate, and impact the world on various scales can be fulfilled here."
“For years, workforce development, training, and availability have been among the most pressing concerns for leaders in companies throughout the electronics supply chain,” said Joe O'Neil, IPCEF chair. “Through its efforts to provide access to crucial information and resources for career development, as well as connecting students with industry professionals and companies, the IPC Education Foundation is addressing these issues head-on and working to ensure that the industry has a highly-skilled and motivated workforce that is prepared to meet the evolving needs of the industry.”
"The “careers in electronics” website will be updated on a regular basis to serve the industry and to identify a talent pipeline to address the industry’s needs. Visitors are encouraged to sign up to become an insider. To learn more on how to get involved, contact, Charlene Gunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.careersinelectronics.com.
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,000+ member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly, test and advanced packaging. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry.
About IPC Education Foundation
The IPC Education Foundation’s (www.ipcef.org) mission is to create awareness of the careers the electronics manufacturing industry has to offer and promote opportunities to students in high school and technical college/university by providing them access to knowledge and content and connections with people and companies.
NEOTech Launches World-Class NPI and Electronics Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Silicon Valley, Northern CA02/20/2024 | NEOTech
NEOTech, a leading provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), design engineering, and supply chain solutions in the high-tech industrial, medical device, and aerospace/defense markets, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of a state-of-the-art New Product Introduction (NPI) and electronics manufacturing center of excellence at its Fremont, CA facility.
It’s easy to get distracted in an election year. A constant stream of polls, primaries, and political prognostications will surely dominate the media cycle. Elections are important, but they should not distract the 118th Congress from the important work of securing our fragile supply chains and rebuilding microelectronics manufacturing capacity on our own shores.
IPC’s efforts in government relations and advocacy have been pivotal in getting legislation like the CHIPS Act passed. In February, IPC President and CEO Dr. John W. Mitchell was back in Washington, D.C., representing our industry in a meeting convened by the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he discussed workforce issues in our industry and how to ensure that our businesses have the workforce they need. In this audio interview, he reviews his concerns and solutions on workforce development.
Sentiment among electronics manufacturers remains positive, despite minor setbacks during January, according to IPC’s February Sentiment of the Global Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain Report.
The global semiconductor manufacturing industry recovery is taking hold with electronics and IC sales increasing in the final quarter of 2023 and more growth projected for 2024, SEMI announced in its fourth quarter 2023 publication of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitor (SMM) report, prepared in partnership with TechInsights.