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IPC is a global trade association dedicated to furthering the competitive excellence and financial success of its members, who are participants in the electronics industry. 

IPC is the global association that helps OEMs, EMS, PCB manufacturers, cable and wire harness manufacturers and electronics industry suppliers build electronics better.


More than 3,000 companies around the world depend on IPC programs and services to further their competitive advantage and financial success. IPC members represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly, and test. 

IPC members strengthen their bottom line and build more reliable, high-quality products through proven standards, certification, education and training, thought leadership, advocacy, innovative solutions and industry intelligence.

In pursuit of these objectives, IPC will devote resources to management improvement and technology enhancement programs, the creation of relevant standards, protection of the environment, and pertinent government relations.  IPC encourages the active participation of all its members in these activities and commits to full cooperation with all related organizations.

Through workforce education and training, IPC helps companies—and the industry as a whole—become more efficient and capable. By offering in-person training, industry events, and online-based training, IPC is actively and continuously helping to reduce or eliminate employee skills gaps to support today’s and tomorrow’s workforce.

  • Online learning conveniently helps enhance and grow industry-specific knowledge and skills.
  • IPC educational events and technical conferences provide topical in-person education that attendees can implement on the job.
  • IPC offers globally recognized, industry-traceable training and certification programs, built around key standards, through an international network of more than 110 IPC licensed training centers.

Mission Statement

IPC Education Foundation Mission Statement

VISION: Developing a pipeline of new talent entering the electronics industry.

MISSION: The IPC Education Foundation creates AWARENESS of the careers the electronics manufacturing industry has to offer and promote opportunities to students in high school and technical college/university by providing them ACCESS to knowledge and content and CONNECTIONS with people and companies.

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Student Membership

Student Membership & Chapter Program

The IPC Student Chapter Program helps advance careers for engineering and technical students by delivering online industry-standard education, in-person and virtual networking opportunities with industry professionals and creates pathways into the electronics manufacturing industry with scholarships and projects. 

Any college student currently enrolled at a recognized academic institution and pursuing a degree or qualification relating to the electronics manufacturing industry can become an IPC Student Member.

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Get Connected

Get Connected

The IPC Education Foundation expects to engage the emerging workforce, improve the perception of the manufacturing industry, prepare the talent pipeline, and to offer scholarships to deserving students, “It is an effort to expose a new generation to the potential of rewarding careers in an industry that requires workers with critical skills.”

IPC Education Foundation offers free access to our past and current webinar series. For more information, click below!

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We have thousands of IPC member companies – which include OEMs, EMS, PCB manufacturers, cable and wiring harness manufacturers, and electronics industry suppliers.

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