SEMI Foundation - Our Mission
The SEMI Foundation’s mission is to support economic opportunity for workers and the sustained growth of the microelectronics industry through creating pathways and opportunities for job seekers, and tools and systems for semiconductor companies to attract, develop, retain, and advance a diverse and skilled workforce. Founded in 2001 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, the Foundation’s first two decades were focused on experiential STEM programs for high school students globally. In the last few years, Foundation programs have expanded dramatically with more than a dozen distinct workforce development initiatives grounded in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The Foundation leverages its robust networks and partnerships to serve jobseekers and influence equitable recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement on local, regional, national, and global levels.
Secure CHIPS Act Funding with Expert Workforce Development Support
The SEMI Foundation is recognized as a strategic workforce development partner by the National Institute of Standards and Technology/Department of Commerce.
Get tailored support and expert guidance in developing pre-applications and full applications. Benefit from our strategic partnership to fulfill programmatic requirements for CHIPS Act applications. Leverage our expertise as a backbone organization to establish and maintain sectoral partnerships and workforce development networks to maximize your chance of success.
Who We Are - SEMI and the SEMI Foundation
We accomplish our work through a series of programs and initiatives. Click on the links in the navigation bar under WorkForce to learn more about those programs, and visit our Workforce Development page to learn about our approach to this work.
If you are interested in support for your CHIPS Act application workforce development plan, please click here to download our SEMI Foundation WFD DEI Menu of Services. This document details the support we can provide to help you design your workforce and diversity, equity, and inclusion plan, and the programs we can provide to meet the programmatic needs of your plan.