Bloomington — Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington is hosting an Introduction to Semiconductors training session July 1-3 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This free, three-day workshop is designed to open doors to local careers in the emerging field of semiconductors. The training is open to the public and space is limited to 16.

“Participants will get hands-on skills training that paves the way for careers in the lucrative field of semiconductor manufacturing,” Michael Waterford, Microelectronics and Department of Defense Employer Laison at Ivy Tech Bloomington said. “The workshop offers an entry-level overview for anyone who may be exploring career pathways or wanting to make a career change.”

Interactive workshops will be led by Ivy Tech faculty, including building robots, programming automation equipment, soldering, and circuit boards. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the semiconductor industry and hear from local industry representatives and hiring managers.

To apply and sign up, visit Lunch will be provided.

Ivy Tech Bloomington offers more than 40 career and four-year transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quick entry and graduation. To get started, apply for free online at, call 812-330-6013, or email For information on free, short-term training programs at Ivy Tech Bloomington, visit

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.