The US is in the usual position of not having enough math and hard science majors graduating college to meet our needs.
In a recent article focusing on Electrical Engineers, it is suggested that the states provide more funding is needed to fill all of the slots.
I think the issue goes back to early childhood, this is where we can find those kids with an engineering, math or science aptitude and then grow that aptitude into someone who will be proficient or brilliant in these categories. Regardless or race, creed or color. Give those students the tools necessary to succeed.
The chip industry has starting salaries of $110,000 as of 2021 and the skills necessary are only going to be growing not shrinking.
As we look to bring back to these shores the manufacturing aspects we need these people identified yesterday and get stop focusing on liberal arts degrees that give us overeducated baristas.