SEMICON SEA 2020 Workforce Development Activities
SEMI is a not-for-profit global trade association. The primary mission of SEMI is about developing thought leadership and fostering talent development with the utopian vision of facilitating the development of the electronics and semiconductor industry. SEMI Southeast Asia brings that advocacy initiatives in focus for the Southeast Asia regions and endeavours to enable a growing, technologically adept and resilient engineering communities in the region. Talent shapes the E&E industry. Innovations in any industry is dependent on human ingenuity and more so, the sustenance of the industry hinges on influx of new graduating talents.
In today context, STEM interest and engineering enrolment is in sharp decline. One of the major advocacy initiatives that SEMICON Southeast Asia organises is the Workforce and Talent Development Pavilion. In answering the call for action on promoting STEM in our young, SEMI will be conducting the award-winning SEMI High Tech U program for secondary school children. Participant to the program will be exposed to the world of science and maths that define the high technology semiconductor electronics to spark STEM interest in our young. In addition, we will also be hosting a “Woman in Engineering Panel” to encourage diversity in engineering enrolment and career choice. To top that of, the pavilion will also showcase an engineering career fair. The target is to host at least 20 semiconductor hiring companies for graduating students from universities and polytechnics.