Companies in Kumamoto Prefecture are increasingly investing in workforce development for the semiconductor industry due to a growing sense of urgency over labor shortages. Aska Index and UT Group are two such companies working to train new talent in this field. Aska Index plans to train around 1,000 people per year, while UT Group aims to train 300 semiconductor technicians in Kumamoto in 2023. Both companies are focusing on training beginners for semiconductor factories and engineers for suppliers who handle manufacturing equipment. Source: Nikkei
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