With Manufacturing Week coming up in the U.S. next month, we thought we’d remind everyone of the importance of STEM education with this Movie Monday reprise from APEX.
Everyone agrees that getting students interested in STEM education and eventually the EMS and SMT industry is key to our collective success as an industry. Both the US and Europe know this ‘skills gap’ is a genuine threat. Collette Buscemi, Senior Director is Education Programs at IPC outlined the program that IPC ran at APEX as well as their ongoing efforts in this area. Alec J. Babiarz is Vice President & Foundation Board Chair at MiraCosta College and has real hands-on experience of what makes students tick and what challenges them on a day-to-day basis. And Dr. John W. Mitchell, President & CEO of IPC, whose doctorate is in education explains the scale of the issue. The three share the stage with moderator and SCOOP founder, Philip Stoten, to debate the work being done and the industry’s ability to meet the demands of the future. Filmed in the SCOOPstudio at APEX 2019 in San Diego, California, thanks to the sponsorship of Aegis Software, Cogiscan, Creative Electron, Fuji America, KIC and Koh Young.