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Quantum Technician Skills and Competencies  -  SURVEY


EdQuantum team is currently seeking input from quantum industry, academia, and other stakeholders about the skills and competencies that a future quantum technician should possess in order to support the development and commercialization of the Quantum Revolution 2.0 products. Our industrial partners have provided a valuable experience-based input on what skills are needed. With our pedagogical touch, a list of skills is established that you will be asked about in this survey. The survey has five (5) sections: (1) PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE OF OPTICS AND PHOTONICS – 5 questions, (2) FUNDAMENTALS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS – 4 questions, (3) QUANTUM HARDWARE – 8 questions, (4) QUANTUM INFORMATION THEORY – 4 questions, and (5) FUNDAMENTALS OF SPECTROSCOPY – 10 questions. We anticipate this survey will take you 15 – 20 minutes to complete. You can also provide your comments after each section and at the end of the survey. Based on the results of the survey, a three-course curriculum will be developed and used at two-year academic institutions across the country to educate the future US quantum technician workforce. To protect your privacy NO PERSONAL OR SENSITIVE INFORMATION is collected in the survey; you may opt to stay anonymous, or at least identify your affiliation – industry, academia, legislator, or other. The link to the survey can be found below – thank you very for participating in this project.

The link to the survey can be found here: QUANTUM TECHNICIAN SKILLS SURVEY

Let’s Talk Quantum: Introducing Quantum Technology to 2-Year IHEs

We live in an age of the 2nd Quantum Revolution with emerging technologies making a big impact to the existing industries of sensing, communication, and computing. The National Quantum Initiative Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 2018 has highlighted the need to prepare the new quantum workforce to support the advance of new technologies from the laboratory into the commercial realm. This new quantum workforce is to be developed out of photonics field that is viewed as enabling technology for quantum.

In this virtual roundtable, we invited a few experts from both the industry and academia to talk about the need to introduce the quantum education at the two-year institutions of higher education as well as importance of this education in the development of the future quantum technical workforce. We will discuss the best strategies to reach out to the quantum industry, identify needed skills and competencies, and how to teach these new skills at two-year institutions of higher education.

This virtual roundtable was presented during ATE Principal Investigators Conference titled “Broadening Impact Through Innovation” to be held on October 18-22, 2021.

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