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Add “Communicate Problems” to Aspiring Technicians’ Must-Do Lists

Korey Theberge, an engineering technician at Intel, says an informal study group helped hone his workplace communication skills. For his work as an engineering technician in a research and development lab at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon, Korey Theberge constantly uses what he learned in the Portland Community College’s (PCC) electrical engineering technology program from which he graduated in 2016. To …

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NSF Convergence Accelerator Program Funds IBM to Host Workshop Series “RISE”

As part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Convergence Accelerator (CA) program, IBM Researchers are hosting a series of workshops titled “Reimagining Advanced Research for Human Good Through Industry and Educational Partnerships” (RISE). The workshops will bring together practitioners from various public and private institutions including institutions of secondary and higher education, industrial and academic research organizations, …

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Battery Manufacturer Wants 1,000 Technicians who “Collaborate, Communicate, and Collectively Drive Problem-solving”

As the site operations director for Ultium Cells LLC in Lordstown, Ohio, Tom Gallagher’s responsibilities include hiring 1,000 technicians to produce electric vehicle battery cells in the $2.3 billion plant that is under construction. When the company begins production in mid-2022 Gallagher said it will employ battery cell technicians who will operate all aspects of …

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