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IPC Welcomes New Senior Director of Education Programs

Jan 31, 2018

PC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Colette Buscemi as senior director of education programs to its staff at IPC headquarters in Bannockburn (Chicago), Ill.

As IPC’s senior director of education programs, Buscemi will be responsible for working with partners, staff and other associations to develop markets for IPC’s educational programs. In addition, she will identify and establish external resources and partners from education and workforce training organizations to help deliver IPC’s education and workforce development initiatives to attract and develop students and learners at all levels. Initiatives will target non-traditional, K-12, and post-secondary students, as well as transitioning military and veterans.

With a specialty in in strengthening and revitalizing business ecosystems, industry sectors and communities through trade development, workforce and educational programs, Buscemi has expertise in working with membership-based industry associations and government sponsored programs focused on improving U.S. manufacturing through technology advancements and workforce initiatives.

Prior to joining IPC, Buscemi worked as the senior director for strategic partnerships and programs for the Digital Manufacturing Design & Innovation Institute (DMDII), serving as the Institute’s lead for workforce development initiatives and academic engagement and developing the workforce and education strategy while overseeing the re-design of the Institute’s academic membership model. Buscemi also served as head of trade & investment, Midwest region for UK Trade & Investment, the British government’s international trade development agency.

“The addition of Colette to the IPC staff aligns with the association’s ongoing efforts to develop markets for IPC educational programs,” said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “Understanding the challenges in creating a 21st century workforce is critical to the success of the electronics manufacturing industry. Colette’s background in program management, strategy and partnership engagement and workforce development ensures that IPC will be able to address the educational needs of the electronics industry. We are thrilled to welcome Colette to the IPC team.” Buscemi can be reached at ColetteBuscemi@ipc.org or + 1 847-597-2841.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 4,300-member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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