Education and Workforce

  • One of the most difficult challenges facing today’s electronics industry is a chronic shortage of adequately skilled workers.
  • IPC and its members are tackling this skills gap by making unprecedented investments in IPC’s education and training programs, and developing a cadre of IPC Workforce Champions.
  • IPC supports government policies and initiatives that more effectively link workforce education programs with job opportunities.

IPC Workforce Champions

IPC and its members are working to create 1 million new education, training and career opportunities in the United States over the next five years, and 500,000 in Europe. Learn more and get involved:


Help Us Chart the Future of the Industry’s Workforce

IPC’s Job Task Analysis Committee (JTA) is identifying the core knowledge, skills, and abilities required to succeed in key roles in our industry. Read more


Recent IPC Workforce News

August 26, 2019 – IPC Submits Comments to U.S. Dept. of Labor on Trump Administration Plan to Boost Apprenticeships

August 6, 2019 – The Exciting Details Behind IPC’s Pledge to America’s Workers

July 25, 2019 - White House, U.S. SBA Praising IPC and Member Companies for Efforts to Boost the Skilled Workforce

March 20, 2019 - IPC Releases Report Projecting Employment Growth in European Electronics Sector; Launches Ambitious New Workforce Initiative

March 12, 2019 - Here’s the 2019 Outlook on IPC Advocacy for Workforce Education and Training