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In recognition of her significant contributions and leadership in workforce development while building a culture of continuous learning within her organization and the electronics industry, Coreen (Cory) Blaylock, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, earned an IPC Excellence in Education Award at IPC APEX EXPO 2023.
A technical trainer with experience in all aspects of coordinating and delivering technical training, Blaylock served as a Certified IPC Trainer for IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies. Her expertise in partnering with business groups and organizations to provide strategic solutions that align people and technical training initiatives to business goals led to the establishment of a nationally recognized apprenticeship program as well as a partnership with a local college to provide electronics training. Blaylock’s work has greatly improved the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of training at Lockheed in Lufkin, and serves as a model for global electronics training.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Christina Trussell is a harness design engineer at Blue Origin and a recipient of the IPC Rising Star Award. Since she was a young child, she wanted to fly through the skies. In this interview, she talks about her dreams and what it’s like to work in the electronics industry.
Charlene Gunter du Plessis, IPC Education Foundation
The IPC Education Foundation (IPCEF) hosted its annual STEM Outreach Event over the course of two days at IPC APEX EXPO 2023 in San Diego, accommodating more than 550 students on Wednesday, Jan. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 26. This was IPCEF’s largest event to date. The event created awareness of the many careers available in the electronics manufacturing industry and helped future talent engage and connect with industry professionals.
Gaurab Majumdar, IPC
For the first time, IPC APEX EXPO will host an “India Pavilion,” showcasing 16 Indian companies promoting India’s electronics manufacturing capabilities. The initiative was undertaken by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, and implemented by the Indian government agency, Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) India.