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Vet S.T.E.P. (Semiconductor Training & Experience Program)

Vet S.T.E.P. is a DoD SkillBridge and an Army Career Skills Program, funded by the
National Science Foundation (NSF), hosted by NY CREATES and designed to prepare
soon-to-be veterans for technician careers in the semiconductor ecosystem (fabs,
equipment and/or material suppliers).

This 10-week program consists of a two-week, hands-on training, followed by an
8-week internship with one of our company partners.

2-Weeks of Hands-On, High Tech Training
at the Albany NanoTech Complex!

  • Free Training
  • Housing Provided
  • Semiconductor Tech 1 Certificate

2 Week Training + 8 Week Internship = 10 Weeks CSP/SkillBridge

2024 January, April, and September Cohorts:

January 8 – 19 Training
January 22 – March 15 Internship*

April 8 – 19 Training
April 22 – June 14 Internship*

September 9 – 20 Training
September 23 – November 15 Internship*

*Note: Internship can be moved around training dates to accommodate your separation date.

Semiconductor Tech 1 Certificate

Vet S.T.E.P. students completing their training
  • Advanced Manufacturing Practices
  • Basic Electronics & Programmable
  • Logic Controllers
  • Mechatronics Diagnostic/Troubleshooting
  • Pneumatics Technology
  • Vacuum Technology

Learn more about VET S.T.E.P.

VET S.T.E.P.: Military to Microelectronics | WMHT

Watch this WMHT video featuring the Vet S.T.E.P. program, highlighting how military training and discipline can transfer into the semiconductor industry.


VET S.T.E.P. by NY CREATES aims to help veterans get employment in technology industry

Tune in to this Spectrum News story highlighting Vet S.T.E.P. and the training facilities at NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex. Learn how veterans are harnessing their skills to contribute to the thriving semiconductor industry!

For More Information or List of Internship Sites:

Dan Cochran
Program Manager for Workforce Development

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