NEXT WEEK! Optics & Photonics Caucus Event: Workforce Shortages
October 27, 2021 at 12:00pm (Eastern)
WORKFORCE CHALLENGES & LIGHTING A PATH TO SUCCESS
The Congressional Optics & Photonics (O&P) Caucus will hold its first policy discussion next week on October 27, 2021 at 12Noon (Eastern) to discuss workforce development challenges in our industry.
APOMA members, both large and small, have dealt with hiring shortages for skilled technicians for years and this challenge has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing workforce shortages in our rapidly growing industry is critical to maintaining US leadership in this innovative, global market.
The O&P Caucus is pleased to present a discussion on this issue and welcomes industry participation. O&P experts will share insights on challenges, strategies, successes, and areas for federal engagement to help address our nation's workforce shortages.
WHAT: Congressional Optics & Photonics Caucus Policy Discussion on Workforce Development
WHEN: October 27, 2021 at 12:00pm (Eastern) VIA ZOOM - Please complete this Zoom registration link to RSVP for the event.
WHO: Congressional Optics & Photonics Caucus Members, Industry Experts
Congressman Joe Morelle, D-NY25; O&P Caucus founder & Co-Chair
Congressman Brian Mast, R-FL18; O&P Caucus founder & Co-Chair
Senator Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ; O&P Caucus Honorary Co-Chair
Senator Steve Daines, R-MT; O&P Caucus Honorary Co-Chair
Alexis Vogt, PhD, Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Optics at Monroe Community College
Jay Kumler, President of Jenoptik North America
Trent Berg, President of Montana Photonics Industry Alliance
Katie Schwertz, Senior Design Engineer at Edmund Optics
We hope you can join this important discussion!