Chapter 7 (Workforce development) summarizes the microelectronics and advanced packaging technologies (MAPT) workforce needs for the next decade. It is a national consensus that both the current talent pool and the pathways for creating and supporting a US domestic MAPT workforce fall far short of projected needs for the US and it has reached a critical point with respect to US economic and national security. The current pipeline for workers across the spectrum of education levels, from technical certifications, associate-degree operators and maintenance engineers to M.S. and Ph.D. engineers in microelectronics and advanced packaging technologies (MAPT), is insufficient in terms of numbers and of knowledge, skills, and abilities for tomorrow’s needs . This chapter contains: (i) projections/timeline for microelectronics workforce needs; (ii) roadmap for a nationwide “Winning Hearts and Minds” campaign; (iii) holistic, effective WFD framework for the entire MAPT eco-system.
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