American Ctr. for Optics Manufacturing, Inc.

Booth: 2541 | View floor plan



American Ctr. for Optics Manufacturing, Inc.
PO Box 23473
Rochester, NY
United States


02 January 2024
Producing the Next Generation of Optics Technicians is a National Imperative
Optics manufacturing is one of 12 initiatives that are part of the National Imperative for Industrial Skills (NIIS) program of the U.S. Department of Defense. Each initiative is based on an ecosystem model in which manufacturing companies support a training program based at a community college. Learn about all aspects of an optics ecosystem including how the investments made by optics companies benefit the companies, the training providers, and the industry as a whole. The session will begin with a trends report that shows successful workforce development models, from those that garner support from Big Tech firms through those that are more local and grassroots and involve small to mid-size companies. Panelists will include representatives from industry who have stepped up their support and academic administrators and faculty who design the training programs to suit industry needs. 31 January 2024 • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level)