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Michigan Tech Receives $838K State Grant for Semiconductor Education and Training

Michigan Tech Receives $838K State Grant for Semiconductor Education and Training

HOUGHTON, Michigan: Michigan Technological University (MTU) has been awarded a grant of $838,000 by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) to increase semiconductor training and education in the Upper Peninsula. The grant is intended to help Michigan’s semiconductor industry meet its increasing demand for qualified engineers and technicians.

A two-tiered program will be funded by the grant. To improve the workforce’s skills in semiconductors, short training courses are part of the first tier. The creation of standard operating procedures, comprehension of safety data sheets, and cleanroom operations will all be covered. The topics and needs of the clients will determine the length of the courses.

There will be several one-week summer programs in the second tier. Participants will obtain practical experience working as maintenance personnel and semiconductor technicians. Because of the program’s flexible design, brief but intense sessions are available all summer long.

The state of Michigan announced in the autumn of 2022 the establishment of the Semiconductor Talent Action Team, a creative collaboration between academia and the private sector that is fostering the growth of the state’s semiconductor talent ecosystem and elevating Michigan’s profile in this international industry.

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