"The technical skills include hand tool basics; mechanical systems; math; electrical basics and electronics; chemical and gases. Professional skills will include knowledge of semiconductors (defects, contamination, safety, lean manufacturing); technical and professional comms skills; and problem solving."
The syllabus sounds reasonable if ambitious for a one year programme, but the acid test will be what the 'qualified' folks are actually able to do once qualified. I have in the past taught on UK City & Guilds courses in electronics technicianship and digital tech, and I was not at all impressed by the low level of understanding or practical capability expected of students at test time. More recently (2016), I looked at software development training in the US, and found much the same low expectations of performance, coupled with inflated expectations of status. One federally granted training offering in web development lasting 13 weeks advertised that it could lead to "jobs as mid-level software engineers". Skills are only genuine of they equip the notionally 'skilled' to deliver to the requisite high standards.