The goal of the APOMA Apprenticeship Committee is to see the Precision Optics Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship recognized at the national level. The New York State certified Precision Optics Manufacturing Technician was initially established with an intermediary program funded by the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA). Leading this effort is Dr. Alexis Vogt (Monroe Community College) and Jim VanKouwenberg (Optimax Systems).
Dr. Vogt also has an Office of Naval Research (ONR) grant through September 2023 to assist manufacturers in establishing their own apprenticeship program. For additional information on this effort, please contact Ross Micali at firstname.lastname@example.org and click below to view the program brochure.
Optics Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Brochure 2021