Semiconductors and Components

Online training for semiconductor techs

10 June 2024

California-based SEMI projects that the global semiconductor manufacturing industry will need 1 million new workers worldwide by 2030 to support chipmaking expansion activities. In response, the advocacy group is offering online course certification programs designed to fast-track semiconductor career development.

The first two SEMI University Semiconductor Certification Programs focus on critical technician roles, which are estimated to account for roughly 40% of the semiconductor workforce worldwide.

The Semiconductor Technician Certification equips new semiconductor industry workers with the skillsSource: SEMISource: SEMI necessary to excel in chip manufacturing. The certification program provides comprehensive training in the semiconductor process and on-the-job tasks. Courses cover the function of semiconductors and their manufacture, how electrical circuits work and the physical laws that apply to electrical current, as well as the various applications of electrical testing equipment.

The Pneumatics/Hydraulics Technician Certification covers the use of vacuum technology in pneumatic systems and hydraulics theory. Courses address the properties of gases and vacuums, how various vacuum types are generated, and hydraulic systems and their components including actuators. The curriculum also compares hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

The SEMI University learning platform currently offers more than 575 online courses tailored for the semiconductor industry, providing easy-to-use online training in multiple languages for employees ranging from recently hired facility operators to experienced technicians, engineers and non-technical staff.

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