Along with its main attractions, the SMTconnect offers plenty of exciting and informative program elements that enable attendees to get involved, make new contacts, and gain further skills while engaging in in-depth discussions with other members of the community.
Hand soldering competition
One of the annual highlights at the SMTconnect is the Hand Soldering Competition, which is hosted by IPC – Association Connecting Electronic Industries of the United States. It gives soldering pros the chance to face off against one another and show off their skills on all three days of the exhibition. A similar competition is also held for young professionals based on the same guidelines as the pro edition, but with a circuit-board assembly portion that is appropriate for beginners.
Jobs and careers
The SMTconnect is an excellent career-planning platform that offers assistance to anyone interested in working in microelectronics, including a job board where exhibitors can publish their current openings and the chance to obtain advice from HR experts. The consulting group, wirth + partner, will be on hand to offer industry-appropriate answers to your particular questions.