News / TEXOMA TECH HUB HOSTS SOUTH DALLAS NETWORKING SESSION FOR SEMICONDUCTOR JOB TRAINING

Thursday, June 06, 2024
 
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Texoma Semiconductor Tech Hub (TSTH) members are hosting a networking event on Thursday, June 6, to prepare educators and workforce development leaders for computer chip industry job training opportunities in South Dallas.


Hosted by Tech Hub members Jarvis Christian University (JCU) and SMU, the meeting will focus on workforce development in South Dallas to meet the demand for increased semiconductor production in the United States – a national priority.  


WHAT: Education and CHIPS Networking Event — Access to High-Paying Tech Jobs


WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 6


WHERE: Jarvis Christian University Dallas site, next to The Shops at Redbird, 7222 S. Westmoreland, Ste. 250, Dallas, Texas 75237


The United States has dropped from once producing 40 percent of the world’s semiconductor chips to producing just over 10 percent. Chip shortages are a significant national security issue, slowing worldwide production of everything from automobiles, to washing machines, to mobile phones. The goal of the SMU-led Texoma Semiconductor Tech Hub, one of 31 Tech hubs designated across the United States by the Biden Administration, is to bring semiconductor manufacturing jobs back to the North Texas/Southern Oklahoma region over the next decade. The plan includes a major focus on workforce development in underserved communities. Tech Hub partner Jarvis Christian University is an East Texas HBCU that provides adult education training in South Dallas.


“Jarvis Christian University is excited about this partnership and the opportunity to host this event at our Dallas Teaching Site,” said JCU President Dr. Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt. “We are committed to partnering with TSTH and other Tech Hub stakeholders to impact the lives of the citizens in the greater Dallas metro area.”


Tech Hub leaders say the pieces are in place to help students at different skillsets and ages develop the skills necessary to pursue well-paying careers in semiconductor fields.


At the June 6 meeting, members of the Tech Hub consortium will discuss plans to implement “stackable” educational pathways for students that would allow trainees to pursue incremental training over time – an approach dubbed “the ladder of success”. Speakers will include leaders from Tech Hub industry partners GlobalWafers America and Texas Instruments, who will be actively involved in the development of job training curriculum. Learn more about the SMU-led Texoma Tech Hub here.

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