Talent Action Team: SemiconductorMEDC is excited to announce the launch of its Talent Action Team (TAT) for the semiconductor industry. The Semiconductor TAT aims to provide talent and research solutions to ensure employers can meet the potential growth of up to 30,000 semiconductor jobs by 2030, positioning the state as employers' go-to solution for talent and research partnership.
Michigan Drives Global Semiconductor Superiority
The new Semiconductor TAT is a collaborative, public/private partnership aimed at making Michigan a top state for semiconductor talent solutions and growth. The TAT will build on Michigan's push to onshore critical supply chains of semiconductors back to Michigan, creating good-paying jobs and reducing delays and shortages.
Michigan’s Semiconductor TAT has already successfully built a consortium that includes seven higher education partners, 15 semiconductor employers and two industry associations that are collaborating to grow five semiconductor roles in demand.
- If you are an employer in the semiconductor industry, contact us or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get involved.
For prospective higher education consortium members, the TAT Semiconductors Higher Education Grant Initiative application to apply for up to $3 million in grants, is now open to:
- Develop semiconductor education curricula and flexible training models to jump-start career paths to the five in-demand job roles.
- Expand and launch new PK-12 semiconductor engagement and awareness efforts such as skills boot camps.
Michigan's Semiconductor Ecosystem
Home to the largest producer of polysilicon in the U.S., a top 10 semiconductor workforce, the nation's top global institute for semiconductor training, and a strong customer base to support future growth, Michigan is a global innovation hub for the semiconductor industry.
MICHIGAN IS A HUB FOR THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY
Semiconductor business leaders say Michigan is among the first states in the nation with a consortium that has successfully identified key skills and competencies most needed by employers to drive future microchip industry development.
- Today, one-third of U.S. battery production and development occurs in Michigan, with 1,500 workers employed at various battery manufacturing and OEM locations, including LG Energy Solution, Samsung SDI and AKASOL.
- With leading manufacturers, suppliers, R&D facilities, universities and ancillary services that contribute to the state’s setup for success, Michigan is leading the world for the next generation of semiconductor manufacturing and development through its robust R&D ecosystem. Michigan ranks in the top 10 nationally for the number of STEM degree completions at our higher education institutions and is home to the fifth-largest advanced manufacturing workforce in the country.
- The University of Michigan is the top global institute for semiconductor training.
- As the global epicenter of the automotive industry and home to one-fifth of U.S. auto production, Michigan is equipped to support the increasing global demand for semiconductor technology.
- With a rich history in manufacturing and innovation, Michigan is poised to be a guiding hand as the world’s needs for semiconductor technology continue to evolve in the 21st century.
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