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US Department of Labor, IPC International establish national Registered Apprenticeship program in electronics manufacturing sector

Signing agreement coincides with National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 13-19

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that IPC International Inc., a global association of electronics industry manufacturers and suppliers, has established a national Registered Apprenticeship program to develop talent through industry standards and formal certification pathways. 

At a ceremony at the department’s Washington headquarters,  Deputy Administrator for the department’s Office of Apprenticeship Megan Baird and IPC International President and CEO John Mitchell solidified the company’s commitment to establish, operate and administer a Registered Apprenticeship program to onboard or upskill electronics assemblers and printed circuit board fabricators. 

The department’s partnership with IPC aligns with its continuing effort to build a workforce to connect workers with good-paying jobs created by the CHIPs and Science Act and President Biden’s “Investing in America” agenda. The agreement enables IPC to offer paid training and experiential learning opportunities to recruit, train and retrain the skilled workers needed to build critical components used in electronics systems. 

Today’s ceremony was one of nearly 1,800 events and proclamations highlighting the importance of Registered Apprenticeships through Nov. 19 as the nation marks National Apprenticeship Week 2023. 

Based in Bannockburn, Illinois, IPC International Inc. is a global non-profit, member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, industry intelligence and public policy advocacy. More than 3,000 companies around the world depend on IPC programs and services.

Learn more about other events during National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Employment and Training Administration
November 15, 2023
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Media Contact: Monica Vereen
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