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WDTN: Wright State University to offer Intel training, curriculum

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Excerpt from WDTN

Universities in the Miami Valley are working to make sure people have the skills they need to work for Ohio’s new Intel plant.

The Intel Corporation awarded Wright State University two grants to develop new curriculum so people at any stage in their education and careers can develop skills in semiconductor manufacturing.

“We already have most of those core capabilities at at Wright State,” Wright State’s Intel Initiative Chair Dr. Subhashini Ganapathy said. “What we are looking to see is how can we enable that and enhance that to work with other universities and create like hands on workshops or like rapid certification.”

Wright State University will work with Central State University to help it build a semiconductor educational program and a microelectronics lab.

The curriculum will teach students the skills they need to land an internship or job at Intel and related companies.

President Biden visited Ohio Friday for the groundbreaking at the plant site in Licking County. The semiconductor manufacturing facility is expected to create more than 3,000 high-tech jobs.