Outreach Event 2020

“Calling all Future Engineers…”


IPC in partnership with IPC’s Education Foundation is pleased to bring the STEM Outreach program to you. This program is designed to encourage students to consider a career in the electronics industry by spreading awareness of electronics manufacturing as a career choice.


What can you expect?

  • Real world technical skills training including Soldering, Coding and Assembly of Printed Circuit Boards
  • Meet industry leaders in the electronics industry 
  • Tour the conference show floor and see next generation technology 
  • Hear about exciting careers from current employees

NO COST for students to attend – due to the generous support from our sponsors.

"What I liked about the event was the exposure to plenty of engineer mentors, as well as the opportunity to learn about the different machinery used for coding. Also, everyone was I interacted with were nice and were approachable." Giericko, Grade 12 - Morse High School Engineering Academy 


 “The goal of the program is to expose students to see, feel, touch and experience what this industry is all about,” said Colette Buscemi, IPC’s senior director of education programs, “and there is no better way to do that than putting tools in their hands, so they can see up close just how the equipment works.”

The IPC Education Foundation expects to engage the emerging workforce, improve the perception of the manufacturing industry, prepare the talent pipeline, and to offer scholarships to deserving students, “It is an effort to expose a new generation to the potential of rewarding careers in an industry that requires workers with critical skills,” added Buscemi.

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Event Details

Date: Thursday, February 6th, 2020
Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm
 San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Proposed Agenda 

8:00-9:00 | STEM Breakfast and Official Welcoming

9:00-12:00 | Break-out Sessions
Attend 3 Education Tracks: 45-60 minutes each

  • Track I: Soldering
  • Track II: PCB Design
  • Track III: Bread Board Assembly
  • Track IV: Conference Show Booth Visits

12:00-1:00 | Career Panel Luncheon

1:00-2:00 | Break-out Session 
Attend 1 Education Track: 45-60 minutes

2:00-2:15 | Transit 200 students from Floor back to Ballroom

2:15 – 3:00 | Closing Remarks and Dismissal


Thank you to our sponsors:

Want to support as a sponsor?

The IPC Education Foundation (IPCEF) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We’ve pledged to upskill and train American workers with the technical skills they need to be successful in this industry. We rely on your support, because without you - we’ll not be able make a difference in the lives of the young workforce.

Please find the various opportunities available by downloading the PDF below.

How to get involved?

If you are a teacher, instructor or student and interested in participating in this event – please complete the interest form and we’ll get back to you.

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