From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2016
At the Puerto Rico Photonics Institute we have responded to the need of a workforce competitively prepared for entry into the fields of lasers and photonics by creating a 1-year Photonics and Lasers Technical certificate, supported under a grant from the US Department of Labor. The project, entitled New Horizons: Puerto Rico Lasers and Photonics Career Pathways offers displaced workers, veterans, and others in Puerto Rico an opportunity to develop new and highly marketable skills for the 21st century. We give a roadmap of plans and pitfalls, and share our successes, challenges, solutions, and future expectations for those planning similar programs.
J. S. Friedman, A. Diaz, E. Trujillo, R. Saltares, L. Floran, and R. Gordillo, "Photonics workforce education and development in Puerto Rico," Proc. SPIE 9946, Optics Education and Outreach IV, 99460K (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: September 01, 2016; Published: 27 September 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2238083.
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