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SEMI Works is a comprehensive approach to developing the talent pipeline for the semiconductor industry by connecting industry, talent and education. We connect the workforce needs with the education system to ensure skilled workers for the electronics manufacturing industry.

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The SEMI Works infrastructure is a dynamic, data-driven database. SEMI Certs and SEMI Works programs identify workforce standards and required skills, aligning courses with competency models, and making it all accessible to industry, educators and career counselors.

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Adult learning and Veteran training programs designed to provide career and educational pathways for lifelong learning and re-skilling of our workforce.

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Pilot and at-scale engagement with regional partners to meet the needs and priorities of member companies, NSF, and the education community, including K-12 → community college/higher education → adult/veteran training

About SEMI Works

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How does SEMI Works Work?

The SEMI Works infrastructure encompasses SEMI programs which develop and maintain the talent pipeline
- Connect industry with education
- Connect talent with careers
- Identify gaps in needed skills
- Match talent to applicable training providers
- Skills assessments for apprenticeships
- Match job seekers with applicable opportunities
- Provide on-the-job- training with a certified apprenticeship program

whats new

Program Status Update

SEMI Works continues to evolve.
1. We are developing automated evaluation process for skills assessment and matching
2. We are aligning activities with current government programs and processes, and developing pilots in several regions:
- Albany New York’s Tech Valley
- Greater Research Triangle (VA/NC)
- Portland, Oregon
3. We are planning for future pilots based on member and regional needs
4. We have announced the Industry Approved Apprenticeship Program

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Why SEMI is Involved

SEMI recognizes that the industry needs access to retaining and training required talent, an Increasing challenge and top priority for our members. SEMI Works is a comprehensive method of aligning education and training with the industry talent pipeline needs.


Benefits of SEMI Works

- Greater alignment between courses and industry requirements
- A scalable process to ensure alignment between training/educational provider and industry.
- The ability to match courses to those seeking training, stable careers, and upward mobility
- Careers for the 21 first century and beyond
- A higher skilled workforce for a foundational and critical important industry.

Products & Services

Staff Contacts

Mike Russo

Vice President - Industry Advancement & Government Programs

Robert Weinman

Program Manager, Grants & Talent Development

Nikki Zaahir

Senior Administrator of Government Programs

Bryan Sanchinell

Director of Government Grants and Workforce Programs

Sponsors & Funders