IPC Signs White House Pledge to the American Worker


Reading time ( words)

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 House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow, and other Administration officials.

IPC President and CEO John Mitchell and representatives from four IPC member companies — Calumet Electronics, Green Circuits, Summit Interconnect, and Zentech — were invited to participate in the event. In brief remarks, Ivanka Trump recognized IPC and praised our commitment to skilled workforce opportunities.

Calumet Electronics, which is one of the largest employers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, was featured in a local TV news report following the event. 

Get Involved and Help Grow the Workforce of Tomorrow

To achieve the goal of creating 1 million new training and career opportunities over the next five years, IPC is calling on IPC member companies to join our “IPC Workforce Champions” campaign. IPC Workforce Champions commit to work with IPC on three of our five education, training and workforce development programs, including participating in the IPC Job Task Analysis Committee; developing “Earn and Learn” programs; partnering with IPC on STEM programming in secondary and post-secondary schools; supporting scholarships through the IPC Education Foundation; and adopting the IPC certification framework in their companies.

Some of the IPC members that have already joined the IPC Workforce Champions and are leading the way to address the skills gap include:

• ALTEX
• Green Circuits
• Eagle Circuits
• Optimum Design
• STI Electronics
• Summit Interconnect
• TTM Technologies
• VirTex MTI

To learn more about IPC Workforce Champions and/or to sign up, please click here.

Share

Print


Suggested Items

Why Designers Need to Be at the SMTA Additive Electronics Conference

10/18/2019 | I-Connect007
In a recent interview, Kelly Dack and Tara Dunn (Omni PCB president and conference co-chair) discussed why designers need to attend the SMTA Additive Electronics Conference. Tara will also be attending and moderating a panel discussion at the conference.

SMTA Additive Electronics Conference: Industry Trends

10/10/2019 | I-Connect007
Mainstream PCB manufacturing is often limited to 50-75 microns (mm) line and space. But the electronics industry is evolving quickly. Propelled by the demand for more sophisticated electronics, PCB design is being tasked with finer lines, thinner materials, and smaller via sizes.

Additive Electronics Conference Set for October 2019

09/18/2019 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Tara Dunn, president of Omni PCB and I-Connect007 columnist, and Lenora Clark, director of autonomous driving and safety technology at MacDermid Alpha Automotive, discuss what can be expected from the upcoming Additive Electronics Conference in San Jose, California, the impetus and motivation behind the conference, and who can benefit the most from attending.



Copyright © 2019 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.