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‘Insight into Electronics Manufacturing’ workshop

24th January 2024
Paige West

Advanced Rework Technology Ltd (A.R.T.) partners with the IPC, plus industrial companies Grinsty Rail Limited and Nano Electronic Services Ltd to deliver a workshop titled ‘Insight into Electronics Manufacturing’ which will take place on 7th March 2024 at Grinsty’s location in Redditch, Worcestershire.

Addressing the significant skills shortage in many industries, particularly in manufacturing where the UK has traditionally excelled, this workshop aims to shift focus towards the vital role of electronics manufacturing technicians. While the need for electronics engineers is well-recognised, the crucial stage of production post-design is often overlooked. This event is designed to spark interest in this field and to enable local electronics businesses to highlight their operations and job openings.

The workshop will feature:

  • Speaker sessions to guide attendees through the industry, showcasing available opportunities and the advantages of a career in electronics manufacturing
  • A hands-on soldering workshop where participants can learn to solder a small LED board and take it home
  • A job fair for local electronics companies to present themselves and advertise current job openings
  • Additionally, Grinsty Rail will conduct a tour of its facility, allowing them to engage with the local community

Sanjay Huprikar, President of Europe, and South Asia Operations at IPC remarked: “As part of IPC’s focus to help the UK's electronics manufacturers address their qualified labour shortages, and to encourage more people to look at electronics as a career, this workshop will highlight the importance and value in developing vital skills in hand soldering and rework/repair. Simultaneously, the event will serve as a job fair for local manufacturing companies in the Midlands region of the UK, who are looking to hire operators, technicians, and engineers.”

Debbie Wade, Managing Director at A.R.T, added: “This is the first event of its kind that we have run with IPC, so we are excited to be part of this new venture, and we hope to run other similar events at other locations in the UK throughout 2024.”

The workshop is offered free of charge to attendees, who will also be provided with a light lunch and refreshments during the day.

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