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Solving the LEOT labor shortage
Author(s): Neal Miller

Paper Abstract

The demand for precision and efficiency is changing the way manufacturers are utilizing photonics and electro-optical technologies. This new demand has created a need for more specially trained operators than our post-secondary programs can supply. An overlooked 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. Tech prep schools already 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. This arrangement also makes it possible to launch a customized training program available to local industries to place LEOTs in their workforce in just 16 weeks.

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: 10.1117/12.388696
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Neal Miller, Optics and Photonics Training Systems (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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