IPC Education Foundation Launches Scholarships


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The IPC Education Foundation was formally launched during IPC APEX EXPO 2019. As part of that launch, the Foundation committed to starting scholarship programs to raise awareness and reward educators and students that have interest in the electronics industry and the engineering disciplines. On March 4, 2019, the first two of these scholarship programs were opened to eligible participants.

The Michael V. Carano Teacher Excellence Award supports the professional development for secondary and post-secondary educators pursuing training related to the electronics industry. The Award recognizes the extraordinary contributions that Michael Carano has made to IPC and the electronics industry. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship and a one-year membership pass to IPC EDGE, IPC’s online learning platform. The online application must be completed by August 1, 2019.

The second scholarship program, The IPC Student Chapter Scholarship, helps to identify and encourage talented and focused IPC Student Chapter Members from to pursue careers in the electronics industry. The IPC Education Foundation has launched seven IPC Student Chapters with a goal of 50 student chapters by the end of 2019. Currently, student members at Auburn, North Carolina State, Sacramento State, Central Carolina Community College, Gwinnett Technical College, Michigan Technical University, and Triton College are eligible for this annual award.

Charlene Gunter, director of strategic partnerships and programs at IPC, remarked, “We are just getting started with our scholarship programs. We’re working hard to secure additional funding to make these career paths more accessible to interested students no matter their economic situation.”

The IPC Education Foundation, a 501 (3) organization, focuses on strengthening and shaping the emerging workforce by providing educational opportunities, connecting the emerging workforce with industry opportunities, improving the perception of the industry, and offering scholarships to deserving students.

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