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Education program for photonics professionals
Author(s): John A. Green
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Paper Abstract

The shortage of skilled photonics professionals limits growth The rapid growth of the photonics sector has far outpaced the ability of education and training providers to produce graduates with critical skills in optics and photonics. The acute shortage of technical professionals is a large factor in limiting the growth of the industry. The eMPOWR (Microelectronics, Photonics/Optoelectronics, and Wireless/Radio engineering) initiative has conducted a large-scale survey and estimates that by the year 2005, Canada will be short 70% of the number of highly qualified people that will be needed to maintain the present growth of eMPOWR sectors, including photonics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 1031359 (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283985
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John A. Green, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10313:
Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging
John C. Armitage, Editor(s)

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