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Source: I-Connect007 Research
In our recent survey on assembly training and education, another question we asked is about the importance of training to your organization.
Around 85% of our respondents consider training really important to their workforce. In fact, the majority of respondents—47%—say it is very important. Such training could be on-the-job training, formal in-house training, training through third parties, and training by their suppliers.
Most training are done in-house, and on the job. In terms of outside or third-party training, they include through conferences and symposiums, as well as IPC certification courses.
To know more about the results of our survey, look out for the upcoming issue of SMT Magazine.
Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
David Bergman, vice president of standards and technology at IPC, talks about the biggest issues facing the electronics manufacturing industry now. He also explains how the organization helps elevate the industry through its training, continuous education, and standards development.
Daniel Prina, MC Assembly
Electronics manufacturers should take training seriously at all levels. To remain viable and competitive, it’s vital that they keep up with the latest technologies and practices in the electronics field. Perhaps more importantly, investment in employees keeps them engaged and excited in the performance of their daily work. Learning new methods and being exposed to new ideas is pivotal to personal growth.
Danielle Olivier, JJS Manufacturing
Closing the skills gap in engineering and electronics manufacturing is a topic that comes up for discussion time and time again. And many SMEs and large international companies within the industry have already taken positive steps to meet the demand for attracting and securing highly-skilled new talent.