Vice President Biden announces recipients of $450M of job-driven training grants

$450M in grants to nearly 270 community colleges partnering with more than 400 employers nationally - The New Horizons initiative presents an opportunity to develop new and highly-applicable skills for the 21st century. UMET's Puerto Rico Photonics Institute offers education and training in Lasers, Optics and Photonics not available anywhere else in Puerto Rico, yet it is applicable to a wide variety of careers. The curriculum for this program will be adapted from the highly-successful NSF-ATE-supported National Center for Photonics Education (OP-TEC).

Puerto Rico Photonics Institute

El Instituto de Fotónica de Puerto Rico es el único Centro de Investigación y Docencia en Óptica y Fotónica en Puerto Rico. Forma parte de la Escuela de Asuntos Ambientales de la Universidad Metropolitana y se encuentra en el Campus de la Barceloneta. PRPI se especializa en Fotónica de Teledetección y Aeroespacial.