The SMTA is excited to announce a Workforce Development Breakfast Panel, “Building Tomorrow’s Expertise,” taking place on March 26, 2024 in Peoria, Arizona, USA. The panel will be held at the Peoria Sports Complex, in conjunction with the SMTA Ultra High Density Interconnect Symposium.

This event will bring together industry leaders for an interactive panel discussion on the topic of workforce development, identifying key competencies for semiconductor technologies and PCB electronics. The panel will address essential skillsets required for the future workforce and actively shaping training and educational programs for academia: from STEM education to advanced degrees.

This collaborative session aims to bridge the gap between industry needs and educational initiatives, fostering a dynamic and skilled workforce poised for success in the rapidly evolving landscape of electronics.

The breakfast is free to attend and open to anyone interested in workforce development for electronics manufacturing, not only Ultra HDI Symposium attendees. Registration is included in symposium registration, or available individually here.

This event is co-sponsored by the City of Peoria. Additional sponsorship opportunities for the symposium are available here.

If there are any questions, please call +1-952-920-7682 or email For more information, visit

SMTA – A Global Association Working at a Local Level The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.