The American Center for Optics Manufacturing is well into the second year of establishing a nationwide network of precision optics ecosystems and building awareness of the career paths available as an optics technician. New Optics Technician training programs with teaching labs are up and running in New Jersey at Sussex County Community College, in Colorado at Front Range Community College, and the first training program classes start in October at Valencia College in central Florida. All programs need instructors and benefit greatly from industry support! Our recently expanded marketing awareness campaign is going strong. Visit TheFutureIsOptics.com to learn more about how AmeriCOM and our industry partners are spreading the word of careers in optics.