Meet & Greet Reception: Photonics Workforce Development for Technicians & Veterans

Wednesday 22 August 2018 | 6:00 – 7:30pm

The IEEE Photonics Society and LASER-TEC, the National Science Foundation Center for Laser and Fiber Optics Education, are hosting a “Meet & Greet” event Wednesday evening to discuss and celebrate the programming opportunities dedicated to “Photonics Workforce Development for Technicians & Veterans”. LASER-TEC has been working with all branches of the military assisting returning veterans in entering photonics, electronics and robotics programs. The Center evaluates military transcripts and awards college credit for technical training during service periods, and provides career information and guidance.

Come and meet veterans who have gone through this program and are productively employed in high tech companies many of which are DOD contractors. Resources will also be share with attendees on how to better enhance veteran success in higher education locally, through LASER-TEC’s college partnerships with military installations. Together we can to improve the pipeline of veteran technicians entering the photonics field.

Open to all conference attendees. RSVP through online conference registration (Registration opens end of May 2018).