For more details on the SESHA / Vichara Partners Workforce Development Initiative, please download the following document:
A Strategic Plan to Develop the Next Generation of an EHS Workforce for High-Technology Industries
(A.K.A. BIG CHALLENGES REQUIRE A BIG COMMITMENT)
At Vichara Partners, we believe in the power of education. We feel compelled to protect people and the planet. We have seen firsthand the power of collective action. As we embark on this new journey, we know that one organization alone cannot solve the workforce development issues for an entire industry. We need your help!
WHY WE CARE
Before we travel this path together, we thought it would be helpful for you to know a little bit more about us and why we are making this big commitment.
In 1978, nine safety and health professionals for the semiconductor industry met to exchange information on corporate best practices for risk management. The value of sharing information, forming relationships with peers at other companies, and building camaraderie was clear and SESHA was formed. Over the past 40 years, SESHA has become the preeminent professional society for over 1,000 EHS professionals working in the high-tech space.
Due to the hard work of these dedicated professionals, EHS efforts within the electronics industry have been extremely successful, resulting in safer, more sustainable, responsible practices throughout the sector. SESHA members are committed to leaving a lasting legacy to the industry that they have served over a lifetime.
For over a decade, our founder Sanjay Baliga worked at SEMI, a global industry association serving the high-tech sector. He worked closely with more than 2,000 companies around the world to address environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks in manufacturing. From 2009 to 2017, he served on the National Board of Directors for SESHA and strongly believes in the organization. Sanjay has a profound desire to help SESHA and other collective-action organizations grow and expand their services to make the world a better place. But, more importantly, he wants to ensure that professionals working in EHS have the support and resources they need to succeed.
His partner, Nikole Reaksecker, served on the board of the Women’s Environmental Network (WEN) from 2012 to 2018. She is passionate about providing professional development opportunities for women working in the environmental field, increasing the diversity and inclusivity of workplaces, and improving STEM education. Throughout her career, Nikole has been known for creating a culture of collaboration, bringing together people with a variety of viewpoints to protect the environment. She loves finding common ground among uncommon allies.
OUR BIG "WHY"
We believe that the future lies in the hands of the next generation. We want to do everything we can to make sure that they are prepared and that the high-tech sector continues to thrive. Because we believe so strongly that everyone can play a role in developing the next generation of talent, we are donating our time and talent towards creating a strategic plan for the workforce development of EHS professionals in high-tech.
We would love for you to join us on this journey!