Wednesday 12th August 2020
 
Hello everyone,

Welcome to this week's WNIE newsletter.
 
The skills gap is an issue we've talked about many times before, it's particularly pertinent in the electronics industry with a shortage of young people coming up through the ranks to fill essential highly skilled roles. In fact, two-thirds of electronics industry companies have difficulty finding production workers according to a recent IPC study.
 
To combat this, IPC is launching all-new IPC Electronics Workforce Training courses to help electronics companies and their employees by providing essential and value-added coursework that is curated exclusively to address the most difficult-to-fill positions in the electronics industry.
 
For course descriptions and to view IPC’s expanded course catalog, visit https://training.ipc.org
 
While this is a US initiative, it begs the question of how industry will meet the challenge of attracting, recruiting, retaining and continuously developing skilled people, alongside a pace of unprecendented technological change.
 
With the current crisis adding to the issue, a rapid yet long term approach is needed now more than ever, with all sectors engaging to cement the future of electronics manufacturing and drive productivity and growth.
  
Have a great week,

Kirsty Hazlewood
Content Creator
WNIE Online
 
 
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