SEMI announces SEMI Works industry talent initiative |

SEMI announces SEMI Works industry talent initiative

SEMI announces SEMI Works industry talent initiative

February 25, 2019 - SEMI, a global industry association serving the electronics manufacturing supply chain, announced SEMI Works, a comprehensive program to attract, develop and retain the talent critical to the worldwide electronics industry’s continued innovation and growth. The holistic program is designed to improve the industry’s image and provide educational programs for all age groups across the education continuum. 


SEMI Works leverages the SEMI association’s experience developing and delivering education and workforce development initiatives as well as its history of building public-private partnerships. Under the program, SEMI will establish scalable and sustainable education programs extending from grade-schoolers to adults, offering experiential learning and training programs linked to the skill sets the industry needs most.

Leading SEMI Works is Mike Russo, vice president of Global Industry Advocacy at SEMI. Russo brings his more than two decades of talent development experience working with the public and private sectors. 

“The global electronics industry’s shortage of high-skilled workers will only become more severe as technology advances,” Russo said. “We need a highly skilled workforce throughout the supply chain to develop new technologies and bring these advances to market. SEMI Works will be anchored by both detailed competency models continually updated to support the industry’s rapidly evolving workforce needs and certified education and training aligned to these competencies.”

With SEMI Works, SEMI is building on its suite of workforce initiatives and involving a consortium of member companies along with its strategic alliances. The program will expand to include public and private sector partners. 

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