Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Workshop for Two-Year College Faculty and Staff Interested in Optics & Photonics Technician Education - December 10, 2014 in Farmington, CT - Register Today!


Please join us for a Workshop on
Optics and Photonics Technician Education!
December 10, 2014
Tunxis Community College
Farmington, Connecticut
Workshop hosted by OP-TEC and Camden County College

Workshop Information:
This workshop will provide an opportunity to get in on the ground floor in educating technicians for one of the most exciting and fastest growing technologies - PHOTONICS! 

Optics and photonics applications are rapidly transforming the way we work and live. Photonics, and its applications, involve the cutting-edge use of lasers, optics, fiber-optics, sensors, cameras, and electro-optical devices.  Photonics has many applications in manufacturing, medicine, aerospace, communications, security, solid-state lighting, and other high-tech fields.  Thus it represents a broad, commercially viable area in which American employers require a steady supply of well-qualified technicians.

This regional national workshop is targeted to community and technical college faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as industry/workforce trainers.  While this workshop will be focused on photonics in the Northeast/New England region, the concepts will be applicable and interesting to educators nationwide.  Participants will be provided information on the growing need for photonics technicians and postsecondary programs to educate them.  OP-TEC staff will explain the opportunities for attendees to create new AAS programs in photonics and/or to infuse optics and photonics instruction into existing technical programs in technologies that are enabled by photonics.  Attendees will also learn about OP-TEC materials and services available for planning and implementing photonics education at their institutions.  Please visit our website for more details and to register today!

Date:  Wednesday, December 10, 2014  (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Location:  Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT

Intended Audience:
  Community and Technical College Faculty, Staff, & Administration (and representatives from their feeder high schools); and Industry/Workforce Trainers to learn about courses, materials, and educational/training opportunities sponsored by OP-TEC.

Cost:  No registration fees!  Space is limited and registration is required.  Lunch will be provided both days of the workshop.  Participants are responsible for lodging, meals, and all travel expenses.
A $200.00 travel stipend will be available for the first 15 colleges that register and attend.
Registrants will receive an information packet via email containing hotel and travel information.


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