IPC Emerging Engineer Program

Position Summary:

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.

In 2020 the IPC Education Foundation started to support this program and launched the IPC Emerging Engineer Apprentice Program to allow students to benefit from this program as well. There is a limited number of student positions available! The IPC Emerging Engineer Program is a 3-year commitment, but due to balancing academic commitments, students entering the program will commit to participate for 1-year. If you’re interested in applying for or learning more about the IPC Emerging Engineer Apprentice program, just click here and complete the application form.

2022 Deadline for applications is November 15, 2022.

Benefits for Emerging Engineer Apprentices:
  1. Education and mentoring for professional development

  2. Recognition for the program participant and his/her company – industry awareness

  3. Complimentary All-Access Package registration to IPC APEX EXPO, for one years (attendance required)

  4. Complimentary registration to IPC Fall Committee Meetings (attendance not required)

  5. The IPC Education Foundation sponsors students part of the Emerging Engineer Apprentice Program attendance at the IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, CA and IPC supports with logistical arrangement which include travel, room, and meals


For more information, please reach out to Charlene Gunter du Plessis, Sr Director of the IPC Education Foundation.

  • Participate in IPC APEX EXPO 2023, being present for the first event at 5:30pm PT on Saturday, January 21st through at least 2:30pm PT Thursday, January 26thYour travel, hotel, and meals will be covered and arranged by IPC.
  • Attend IPC standards development meetings.
  • Complete the program activities listed in the Event Program Passport, including a summary report. Passport includes an agenda list of events to attend at the IPC APEX EXPO during the above listed dates.
  • Meet with industry subject matter experts to build technical knowledge and a professional network that will enable you to make a substantial contribution to:
  • Your organization  – Share knowledge and connections with students or colleagues
  • The electronics industry – Through meaningful work on IPC standards