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Global knowledge, local implications: a community college's response
Author(s): Marjorie R. Valentin; Margaret H. Stroup; Judith F. Donnelly

Paper Abstract

Three Rivers Community College (TRCC), with federal funding, provided a customized laser program for Joining Technologies in Connecticut, which offers world-class resources for welding and joining applications. This program addresses the shortage of skilled labor in the laser arena, lack of knowledge of fundamental science of applied light, and an increase in nonperforming product. Hiring and retraining a skilled workforce are important and costly issues facing today's small manufacturing companies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96641Q (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207690
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Marjorie R. Valentin, Three Rivers Community College (United States)
Margaret H. Stroup, Three Rivers Community College (United States)
Judith F. Donnelly, Three Rivers Community College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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