JUNE 17-19, 2024

XR for Semiconductor Workforce Development and Training: Innovations in Curriculum and Outreach Strategies

Printed and Flexible Electronics

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Onshoring of the semiconductor supply chain, stimulated by passage of the 2023 CHIPS and Science Act, has created an urgent need for additional workers throughout the value chain and across the U.S. Many organizations, consortia, hubs and networks are developing local and regional approaches to recruit and train workers for these career opportunities. In order to provide sustainable, scalable and accessible programs for a diverse workforce, many groups are actively developing training platforms that span from digital to hands-on approaches, with content directed toward a range of jobs in both STEM and non-STEM fields. This symposium will feature Key Speakers leading development efforts focusing on three critical areas:

  1. Augmented Reality Learning Platforms
  2. XR Content and Programs
  3. Integrated pathways and strategies for Outreach, Recruitment and Retention utilizing XR Approaches
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2024 Symposium Sessions

Wednesday June 19

9:00XR for Semiconductor Workforce Development and Training

2024 Symposium Program

Wednesday June 19

9:00XR for Semiconductor Workforce Development and TrainingNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Jared Ashcroft, Pasadena City College, US
Co-designing Generative AI-powered Immersive Learning Experiences for Workforce Training
R. Jha, C. Johnson, SimInsights Inc, US
Student Centered Undergraduate Research Experiences in Creating Virtual Digital Twin Cleanroom
J. Ashcroft, I. Jha, A. Ashcroft, D. Kelley, J. Zhu, A. Rodriguez, A. Dong, F. Chen, K. Hong, G. Codina, Pasadena City College, US
How to overcome Reality's semiconductor self-identification, training and up-skilling challenges
J. Spyres, Training All People, Inc (Tap3d), US
AR/VR Experiences - Demonstration of Providers
Topics & Application Areas
  • XR to support a diverse SC workforce
  • Use of cleanroom / fab digital twins
  • XR approaches for content exposure
  • Training content for technicians to scientists and engineers
  • XR for credentialling programs for semiconductor careers
  • Outreach programs to communities and students
  • Approaches to raising awareness of the SC career opportunities
  • XR for upskilling / re-training adult learners
  • High school curriculum uses of XR
  • Generative AI for education and workforce development
  • Other

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