Workforce Development & Education

Workforce Development & Education

Microelectronics Workforce Development:

  • Creates a pipeline of knowledgeable student-leaders ready for the STEM careers of tomorrow
  • Ensures that trained workers are available to enable the growth of a U.S.-based semiconductor ecosystem
  • Sponsors industry-relevant research agreements with leading universities to support faculty and students, and provides a path for commercialization via industry scale-up and entrepreneurship

BRIDG has partnerships in place with academic institutions to develop a skilled microelectronics workforce in the United States, ensuring global competitiveness.

  • NeoCity Academy – The School District of Osceola County, in partnership with Osceola County, BRIDG, and the University of Central Florida, invested over $17 million to design, construct, and develop a rigorous program of STEM education in a public magnet high school program, called NeoCity Academy and an additional $18 million on an expansion of the school, doubling capacity. Located next to the Center for Neovation, BRIDG, imec USA and SkyWater Technology provide the students at NeoCity Academy internships in the Center for Neovation.
  • Osceola Prosper – Starting with the Class of 2022, Osceola County established Osceola Prosper, a program providing every graduating high school student in the County with a free community college or vocational scholarship. It is given to every public, private, charter, and home school graduate, regardless of test scores, economic background, or citizenship status. Through this program, students can go to Valencia College or Osceola Technical College, where they can pursue a specialized semiconductor education.

    Learn more about workforce development with BRIDG.