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88 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2020 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE by Barry Matties I-CONNECT007 Time and time again, I hear about how the industry needs to attract young engineers. Now, I am seeing not only how the IPC is attracting but also engaging them into being active in professional development and IPC standards development through the Emerging Engineer Program. According to IPC's website, the Emerging Engineer Program launched in 2016 to provide professionals early in their careers an oppor- tunity to learn from the dedicated industry volunteers who participate in standards devel- opment. Through this sharing, IPC's valued leaders mentor emerging engineers and pro- vide them with the tools they need to continue standards development for many years to come. Mentors have the opportunity to ensure their projects carry forward while they help build the future. IPC's Emerging Engineer Program might be one of the most important programs the IPC offers, especially when they couple it with their STEM Student Outreach Program. Engag- ing young minds and getting them to take part in standards meetings and professional The Impact of IPC's Emerging Engineer Program

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