2017 Regional Workforce Needs Assessment
The Knowledge and Innovation for Manufacturing Initiative released a portfolio of educational and workforce training products based on these insights. Companies are struggling to fill design jobs that require PhDs, as well as testing, quality control, and design jobs that require a community college or college degree. To respond to that need, the Initiative committed significant resources to these areas. Its 2017 products education and training packages.
In the spring of 2018, the Initiative conducted an even more thorough analysis of the industry, this time breaking out its results by region. This regional focus allows educational institutions to align their skills training with the demands of local companies eager to hire their graduates.
You can download the 2017 Regional Workforce Needs Assessment report below.
2016 National Workforce Needs Assessment
To meet the needs of the emerging manufacturing integrated photonics industry, the Initiative talked to and surveyed more than 100 stakeholders in the field, including industry, academia, and the military. The stakeholders ranged from human resource managers to executives in integrated photonics. The authors of the 2016 Needs Assessment Report looked at the skills and education levels where the most training is needed in integrated photonics manufacturing to advance the industry.
You can download the executive summary of the 2016 report, as well as the entire report.