July 31 – Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Design & Engineering company Logic PD kicked off its new apprenticeship program this week as the first class of 10 employees entered their initial phase of manufacturing skills training. Designed in collaboration with the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI), a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Logic PD’s apprenticeship program aims to graduate 135 apprentices over the next two years.
“Our manufacturing services employees are the backbone of Logic PD’s success, and we’re thrilled that this new program will allow a great number of our motivated workers to advance their skill sets so dramatically,” said Bruce DeWitt, president and CEO of Logic PD. “It is our hope the apprenticeship program provides them a path towards a long, meaningful career with Logic PD as they continue to drive positive results for the company.”
The apprenticeship program is open to new and existing Logic PD employees working in process operations or in material handling positions at the company’s advanced manufacturing worksite in Eden Prairie, Minn. The program, which takes 18 months to complete, combines classroom training in industry-specific skills, quality assurance instruction and 2,000 hours of structured on-the-job training and mentoring. Logic PD plans to begin training new apprentice groupings every 60 days for the next two years.
Progress milestones include passing a combination of skills evaluations and written tests. Wage increases will be granted in the mid-point and end of the training. Upon completion of the program, apprentices will have earned nationally-recognized credentials that will reflect the advancement of their skills and training. Some apprentices will earn IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies Certification; others will finish the program as IPC J-STD-001 certified solderers for electrical and electronic assemblies.
Visit https://www.logicpd.com/careers to learn more about the process operator and material handler positions that feed candidates into the apprenticeship program.
About Logic PD
Logic PD is a world-class electronics manufacturer, design and engineering service company and system on module (SOM) creator, working with the most innovative commercial, industrial, medical device, aerospace, and defense companies in the world. We collaborate with clients to guide them through all aspects of their design and engineering and electronics manufacturing services needs to accelerate their growth and capture value. Logic PD helps its clients identify opportunities, reduce risk, and control costs to deliver the next generation of innovative products into the world’s most demanding markets.