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OP-TEC Releases White Paper on Entering Students Survey: Reasons for Enrolling in Optics and Photonics Technology Programs

Entering Students Survey: Reasons for Enrolling in Optics and Photonics Technology Programs As part of OP-TEC partner colleges’ efforts to improve recruiting strategies, it has become important to understand the success of current recruiting strategies. New enrollees in Fall 2012

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OP-TEC conducted a National Optics and Photonics Education Workshop at University of Central Florida Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers

OP-TEC Workshop on Optics and Photonics Education Purpose of the Workshop: To inform participants about career opportunities and the growing need for optics and photonics technicians and the secondary and postsecondary programs options to prepare them. To explain the opportunities

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OP-TEC Releases Skill Standards for Precision Optics Technicians

The National Precision Optics Skill Standards for Technicians represent the consensus of a broad cross-section of U.S. employers regarding the technical and workplace skills required of precision optics technicians. They are designed to give educators and employer advisory committees a

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Partner College Coordinators Conducted Employer Focus Groups at SPIE Photonics West Conference

OP-TEC partner college coordinators, Chrys Panayiotou (Indian River State College) and Greg Kepner (Indian Hills Community College) conducted two employer focus groups at the SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco, CA 

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Dan Hull presented Career Pathways for STEM Technicians at the Houston Community College Education Forum in Houston, TX

Career Pathways for STEM Technicians Written and Compiled by Dan Hull About the Book: Career Pathways for STEM Technicians is a new book offering a practical solution to America’s technician shortage in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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OP-TEC Exhibited and Hosted Discussion at PI Conference

OP-TEC exhibited and hosted an informal discussion on emerging technologies for principal investigators at the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigator’s Conference in Washington, DC 

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OP-TEC Releases New Photonics Industry Survey: Industry Demand for Two‐Year College Graduates in Optics and Photonics Technology

Industry Demand for Two-Year College Graduates in Optics and Photonics Technology A 2012 Industry Survey of Current and Future Demand for Two-Year Degreed Photonics Technicians   A national survey of U.S. employers, conducted at the University of North Texas Survey

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OP-TEC Presented at the SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

OP-TEC presented “Preparing Technicians for Photonics Industries and Organizations” at the SPIE Optics+Photonics Conference in San Diego, CA 

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OP-TEC Exhibited and Conducted Book Signings for Dan Hull’s New Book at Three Conferences

OP-TEC exhibited and conducted book signings for Dan Hull’s new book “Career Pathways for STEM Technicians at 1) The HI-TEC Conference in Denver, CO (7/23-26/12), 2) ATE PI Conference, and 3) ACTE CareerTech VISION Conference in Atlanta, GA (11/29-30/12)

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OP-TEC Exhibited and Presented at HI-TEC 2012

OP-TEC exhibited and presented two sessions at the HI-TEC Conference in Denver, CO (7/23-26/12)

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