Photonics Training Program Gathers Steam
Despite the shortage of photonics technicians, only two New England community colleges were offering photonics technology degrees at the associate level in August 2000, the year the New England Board of Higher Education received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a program aimed at increasing the number of schools offering photonics training. Given the rapid growth of the local photonics industry and the shortage of qualified workers, the NSF grant, made under the auspices of the Advanced Technology Education program, was particularly timely.
Log in or Become a member to view the full text of this article.
This article may be available for purchase via the search at www.osapublishing.org.
OSA Members get the full text of Optics & Photonics News, plus a variety of other member benefits.