Video On Demand

Solving the Semiconductor Workforce Crunch

September 28, 2023 • 3:00 – 5:00 pm EDT

This event will be livestreamed from this webpage.

Please join CSIS Renewing American Innovation on September 28 from 3:00pm-5:00pm EDT for a workshop on strategies to address the emerging shortage of skilled workers in the semiconductor industry.

With chip fabrication facilities under construction across the United States, semiconductor and other high technology firms face acute challenges in finding enough skilled technical workers in the near term. The workshop will explore how partnerships among educational organizations, industry, and government can align jobseeker qualifications, academic curriculums, and in-demand skills from industry in real-time.

This event is made possible by the generous support from Qualcomm.

Event Agenda


Welcoming Remarks

3:00 pm

Sujai Shivakumar, Senior Fellow and Director, CSIS Renewing American Innovation

Presentation from NIIT

3:05 pm

Mike Russo, President and CEO, NIIT

Panelist Presentations

3:25 pm

Martha Ponge, Director of National Apprenticeships, NIIT

Clara Neri-Mejia, Workforce Development Manager, GMTI - Applied Materials

Matthew Grattan, Workforce Development Manager, Plug Power

Jim McCoy, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, ManpowerGroup

Gabriela Cruz Thompson, Senior Director of University Research and Collaboration, Intel Labs

Panel Discussion

4:15 pm

Question and Answer

4:45 pm

Event Concludes

5:00 pm

Contact Information

Image
Headshot

Mike Russo

President and CEO, National Institute for Innovation and Technology
Image
Headshot

Martha Ponge

Director of National Apprenticeships, National Institute of Innovation and Technology
Image
Headshot

Clara Neri-Mejia

Workforce Development Manager, GMTI - Applied Materials
Image
Headshot

Matt Grattan

Workforce Development Manager, Plug Power
Image
Headshot

Gabriela Cruz Thompson

Senior Director of University Research and Collaboration, Intel Labs
Image
Headshot

Jim McCoy

Senior Vice President for Enterprise Solutions, ManpowerGroup
Image
Sujai Shivakumar
Director and Senior Fellow, Renewing American Innovation Project