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Public education and the electro-optical industry: a strategic partnership in creating photonics classes for high school students

Paper Abstract

The demand for precision and efficiency is changing the way manufacturers from an array of industries are utilizing photonic and electro-optical technologies. This new demand has created a need for more specially trained operators than our post-secondary programs can supply. An over looked resource for solving industries personnel problems is the local tech prep high school. These programs already have (1) life long learning, (2) making technology accessible, and (3) transition from school to work as goals. They have 75% of the needed equipment in their electronic, computer, and technology labs. Add the missing laser labs and you can start a Laser Electro-Optical Technician training program at the secondary level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3831, Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388740
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Neal Miller, Optics and Photonics Training Systems (United States)
Pearl V. John, Columbia Area Career Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3831:
Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Jose Javier Sanchez-Mondragon, Editor(s)

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