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IPC Emerging Engineer Program 

IPC launched the Emerging Engineer program in 2016 to provide professionals early in their careers an opportunity to learn from the dedicated industry volunteers who participate in standards development.  Through this sharing, our valued leaders will mentor IPC Emerging Engineers and provide them with the tools they need to continue standards development for many years to come.  As Mentors they will also have the opportunity to ensure their projects carry forward while they help build the future.

Now accepting applications for the 2024 Emerging Engineer Program and a limited number of University Student positions are available! If you’re interested in applying for or learning more about the Emerging Engineer program, just complete the form below is all you need to do.

Deadline for applications is November 8, 2024.

Are you eligible?

To be an Emerging Engineer you must:

  • Have worked in the industry for less than 5 years or be a university student.

To be an IPC Mentor you must:

  • Have worked in the industry for a minimum of 7 years and have worked on an IPC Standards Committee for at least five years.

Emerging Engineers Receive:

  • Education and mentoring for professional development
  • Recognition for the program participant and his/her company – industry awareness
  • Complimentary All-Access Package registration to IPC APEX EXPO, for three years (attendance required)
  • Complimentary registration to IPC Fall Committee Meetings (attendance not required)
  • Limited number of University Student Emerging Engineers are eligible to receive reimbursement for travel, room, and incidentals.

Mentors Receive:

  • Experiences and connections for career enrichment
  • Opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills and technical expertise
  • Recognition for program participant and his/her company – industry awareness
  • Registration to recognition luncheons


Participate in IPC APEX EXPO, the premier industry event for education and networking, for three years.
Participants/their employers are responsible for their travel arrangements and expenses.

Want to Become an Emerging Engineer or Mentor?

Just complete the form and submit. Our technical staff will contact you to get you started.


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