With the increased use of technology this year due to all the lockdown protocols, the demand for electronics has surged. Technical training, however, hasn’t kept up with the pace. This gap resulted in skill shortages, especially in the electronics manufacturing industry.
To fill this gap, the best way to do this is to offer training to prospective hires. You can also do this with existing employees, helping them round out their skills. Through-hole soldering training is one of the courses your staff will need. But before talking about that, let’s first establish a context of why IPC training is an excellent idea for 2021.
1. High Demand For Medical Sensors
The demand for medical sensors skyrocketed in late 2019, during the COVID19 outbreak—the reason why is simple. Commonly used in a wide array of medical technology such as blood sugar measuring devices and dialysis machines, these medical sensors increase this health equipment intelligence.
According to this report, the demand for healthcare devices will likely increase by 2029 from a 78 Billion USD market size in 2019 up to 100 Billion USD by next year.
2. Driverless Vehicles On The Rise
Self-driving cars are already hitting the market, sparking a transportation revolution led by Mercedes, Tesla, and Audi. According to Allied Market Research, the autonomous vehicle market is estimated to grow from 54.23 Billion USD in 2019 to 556.67 Billion USD by 2026.
Daimler, the maker of Mercedes Benz, announced that it aims to launch driverless robot taxis in the near future. And after securing licenses to test these vehicles on public roads of select countries, this could happen even sooner than we thought.
To automate dull and repetitive jobs such as ticket dispensing, bag check-ins, and bridge toll collection, you will need advanced robotics. When 2021 arrives, the advancement of robotics and AI will require EMS providers to become smarter, more efficient, and more reliable in their production.
4. The Advantages Of A Through Hole Soldering Training
The three points above are why you need to organize surface mount soldering training opportunities for your team. Whether a new hire or an existing employee who wants to elevate their skills, an IPC training for soldering will help students review the fundamentals of soldering, the proper methods, equipment care, and the general standard requirement for soldering different types of electronic assemblies.
After taking the course, the student will have gained the knowledge required to ensure quality skills, which will allow your workforce to have a good understanding of the workmanship requirements and standards of building electronics. This then, will allow your company to produce higher quality products.
This year, COVID19 has critically affected many supply chains, tech events, distributors, EMS providers, and suppliers, mainly because of social distancing parameters resulting from the virus.
That being said, the electronics industry still has continued to need a reliable workforce. The increased demand for more skilled people who know what they’re doing, will carry over into 2021 and is projected to grow even more as the US economy recovers.
This urgent need for workers in the electronics industry is not a passing trend. As technology develops, pandemic or not, there will always be a need for people who know how to build electronics, especially those who have gone through soldering training.