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IPC Partners With IAA on Funding Opportunities in IPC’s Registered Apprenticeship ProgramFebruary 2, 2024 | IPC
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IPC, the leading association for electronics manufacturing, and the Institute of American Apprenticeship (IAA) will offer two grant opportunities to companies offering apprenticeships.
One grant offers funding for a first-time apprentice program, given to new employers adopting apprenticeships. The grant provides $375 per apprentice.
The second grant offers full reimbursement for the cost of related technical instruction, equal to $500 per apprentice. The funding for this grant is available through June 2024, and seats are limited.
“We are excited to join IAA to offer funding opportunities for apprenticeship programs,” said David Hernandez, IPC vice president of education. “Apprenticeships help to address the workforce shortage by providing unique opportunities for learning. In addition, the two funding sources can be combined for added value allowing a company to be reimbursed in full for the related technical instruction and receive an additional $375 per new apprentice in the first cohort.
NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will participate in Open RAN verifications in the United States as the ACCoRD (Acceleration of Compatibility and Commercialization for Open RAN Deployments) project in a consortium jointly founded with AT&T Inc. (AT&T), Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon), and Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (Jio).
SMTA is honored to announce Qais Qasaimeh, a graduate student at Auburn University, has been selected as the winner of the 2023 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant.
KLA Corporation announced the KLA Foundation has awarded inaugural KLA Education Equity Fund grants totaling $1 million to four education-related nonprofits working to narrow the gap for underrepresented K-12 students in California and Oregon.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from SIA President and CEO John Neuffer in response to the Commerce Department’s release of a Notice of Funding Opportunity, a procedural step that sets in motion the process for companies to apply for manufacturing grants under the CHIPS and Science Act (see summary fact sheet here).
Nano Dimension Ltd., a leading supplier of Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME) and multi-dimensional polymer, metal & ceramic Additive Manufacturing (AM) 3D printers, announced today it has been granted a patent the area of artificial intelligence (AI), and more specifically relating to the neural network that supports its cloud-based manufacturing platform.