As photonics and other areas of advanced manufacturing mature in the pubic/private sector, companies that build photonic integrated circuits or other advanced manufacturing technologies are facing a shortage of skilled workers, and are eager to collaborate with community colleges to train people in the skills that they need, especially in testing photonic integrated circuits. The Knowledge and Innovation for Manufacturing Initiative can help broker these collaborations, and provide teaching packages for co-designing community college courses, offer technical level training workshops, set up internship programs, and offer introductory photonics and advanced manufacturing courses.
Partnership with the Knowledge and Innovation for Manufacturing Initiative provides access to additional collaborative opportunities such as participation in calls for proposals and certification in the Initiative's online courses.
Our current community college partners include:
- Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
- Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA
- Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA
To learn how your community college may collaborate within our growing network and benefit from teaching modules, annual workshops, on-site training, or internships, please contact us.