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IPC COMMUNITY 72 SPRING 2023 How are you participating in lifelong learning? What skills do you need to enhance your career? IPC helps you take stock of your profes- sional goals and the skills you need to achieve them. For example, you may want to: • Build your knowledge and expand your influence • Stay current on the most relevant electronics industry topics • Empower yourself to operate in your role effectively • Further your skill-based education IPC works with industry experts to provide the most relevant skill-based educational programs available. The IPC online instructor-led curric- ulum currently includes a fabrication trouble- shooting class, a Certified Electronics Project Management program, and a whole suite of PCB design and manufacturability courses. These include PCB Design I and II, PCB Design for Rig- id-flex Boards, PCB Design for Military & Aero- space Applications, and Design for Manufactur- ability. You can find more detailed explanations in our Winter 2023 issue of IPC Community. Taught by experts with over 25 years of industry and instructional experience, these popular programs introduce the concepts and skills needed to create real-world IPC-compliant designs, meet the most challenging customer requirements, and guide the development of the next generation of PCB designers. New Courses in Production Yield and High-reliability Products Starting this spring, IPC APEX EXPO presenter Dr. Jennie Hwang will share decades of academic and industry experience in three new courses designed to help participants deal with the most challenging issues in pro- duction yield and high reliability products: BTC and PoP Packaging and Assembling: Materials, Processes, and Reliability Participants will learn to optimize production yield and product reliability for bottom termina- tion component (BTC), and package-on-package (PoP) packaging and downstream manufacturing assembly. Top Lead-free Production Issues and Defects: Causes, Remedies, and Prevention Participants will learn to identify and mitigate the occurrence of common production floor issues that decrease yield, increase cost, and jeopardize reliability. Lead-free Reliability for Harsh Environment Electronics A must for solder suppliers and users who supply, select, and qualify material. This course dissects what it takes to perform in a harsh environment and what is required to assess solder joint reliabil- ity and assembly integrity. Visit training.ipc.org to see the full catalog of IPC's self-paced and online instructor-led courses. Upgrade Your Skills EDUCATION By Kelly Allen, Online Instructor-led Training Manager Interested in becoming an IPC online instructor? Tell us about your expertise at go.ipc.org/sme.

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