The terms “certification” and “certificate” are often used interchangeably, but there are well-defined differences in the world of credentials. These differences have important implications for when and how your organization invests in training and validation programs. In this article, I’ll break down the meaning and characteristics of each term, introduce IPC’s approach to training and certification, and explain how you can leverage each credential to achieve your goals.

Electronics are ubiquitous, underpinning everything from personal devices and electric vehicles to wind turbines and industrial systems. These technologies are essential to nearly every aspect of modern life, making a thriving electronics manufacturing sector crucial for the EU's industrial resilience, regional security, and technological advancement. As industries increasingly depend on electronics for innovation, the role of electronics manufacturers as key facilitators of Europe’s digital and environmental transitions increases significantly.


Welcome to my new column. My name is Tom Yang, and I am the CEO of CEE PCB, a family-owned global printed circuit board business. I was actually educated in California, earning my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance at Cal...

Standard of Excellence: It Starts With Company Culture

July 15, 2024 | Anaya Vardya, Standard of Excellence

We spend a great deal of time on our equipment, processes, qualifications, and specifications, and we do a pretty good job at what we do. But we often miss the boat when talking about company culture—what could be the most important...

SMT Perspectives and Prospects: A Dose of Wisdom

July 10, 2024 | Dr. Jennie Hwang, SMT Perspectives and Prospects

For decades, tens of thousands of people from all walks of life have attended the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders gathering in Omaha, Nebraska, relishing the opportunity to learn from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, who...

Nolan’s Notes: Plenty to Say About Certification

July 2, 2024 | Nolan Johnson, Nolan's Notes

Certifications, as it turns out, come in some of the most unexpected places. MIT, for example, known for producing some of the top scientific minds in the United States, also has a program for pirates. We hope it’s just an idea...

I Don't Want to Miss it List!

Are you missing out?
Customize your section here.

Edit List Settings

Copyright © 2024 I-Connect007 | IPC Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved. Log in