Optimax Precision Optics Manufacturing Program

10.07.2020
The Optimax Precision Optics Manufacturing (POM) Apprenticeship program was created to prepare technicians for a rewarding, long-term career in precision optics manufacturing. As part of upskilling the workforce in developing optical fabrication technicians, this apprenticeship program will help the industry and Optimax continue to manage and sustain workforce growth. The program consists of a three-year on-the-job training (OJT) rotations throughout all the departments at Optimax to prepare employees with the skills that will help them become productive and technically savvy precision optics manufacturing technicians. Learn more about our program here https://www.optimaxsi.com/optimax-c...
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Meet our Apprentice Jeff

10.07.2020
Jeff tells his story about why he joined Optimax's POM Apprenticeship program, including the diverse projects that he will have the ability to work on after training in every department of the company. Learn more about Optimax's Precision Optics Manufacturing Apprenticeship program. https://www.optimaxsi.com/optimax-c... Optimax builds the optics behind the latest breakthrough technologies in aerospace, defense, and consumer electronics. Optimax reliability has allowed us to become America's largest optics prototype manufacturer. Our unique corporate culture of teamwork, innovation, and agility provides a dynamic work environment. We are looking for individuals that are committed to lifelong learning and creating value through their hard work. https://www.optimaxsi.com/optimax-c... Connect with Optimax Online! Visit Optimaxsi.com: https://www.optimaxsi.com/ Find Optimax on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OptimaxSys... Find Optimax on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/op... #careers #manufacturing #optics #apprenticeships
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Meet our Apprentice Travis

10.07.2020
Learn more about Optimax's apprenticeship program from our very first apprentice graduate, Travis. Aspiring opticians are given the opportunity to continue their education while engaging in a hands-on rotational program on the shop floor during their Precision Optics Manufacturing (POM) Apprenticeship. Read more about the opportunities and careers we offer here https://www.optimaxsi.com/optimax-c...
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Meet our Apprentice Collin

10.07.2020
Hear how Optimax’s apprentice Collin used his military background to help him through his manufacturing apprenticeship. Optimax’s Precision Optics Manufacturing (POM) Apprenticeship Program allows aspiring opticians to gain knowledge in the field while furthering their education. This includes a rotational program throughout all aspects of the company and taking classes to get their degree. Learn more about the opportunities and careers we offer here https://www.optimaxsi.com/optimax-c...
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Training for the Optics Field at Community College

13.01.2019
Jake Thurston likes working with both hand tools and sophisticated equipment in his work in the optics field. He has always liked to design and innovate. He took programs at Monroe Community College that gave him the right skills for a job as an optician, but he thinks people with a variety of job skills in applied sciences, technology or the trades can be good candidates for the optics sector. He works at Optimax as an optician. Learn more. Produced by WXXI for American Graduate: Getting To Work #AmGradROC #AmGrad Explore More Good Jobs at: http://wxxi.org/grad
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“Why I Apprentice”

12.05.2020
Noah started part-time at Optimax as a high schooler and talks about his journey starting the Precision Optics Manufacturing (POM) Apprenticeship journey and why others should consider joining one. Hear more stories about the benefits of engaging in an apprenticeship on our website https://www.optimaxsi.com/optimax-c...
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Optician at Optimax: Being a Maker

15.11.2018
Genny Kingsley tried a variety of jobs out of high school after getting an art degree. Nothing felt right until she started her optician training at Optimax. She takes joy in being a maker and continuing to learn new things. She has options for apprenticeship, on the job training and higher education. She advises that someone could do well in her job out of high school with on the job training to further her career. She loves being creative and the hands-on nature of making products that have value. Learn more. Produced by WXXI for American Graduate: Getting To Work #AmGradROC #AmGrad Explore More Good Jobs at: http://wxxi.org/grad
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Precision Optics Manufacturing Apprentice at Optimax

15.11.2018
Travis Montgomery started working part time at Optimax while going to a BOCES program in high school. He didn't plan on going to college, but when Optimax had a program that would pay for his higher education degree, he decided to take advantage of working and going to school full-time. He is an apprentice in the precision optics manufacturing sector. Learn more. Produced by WXXI for American Graduate: Getting To Work #AmGradROC #AmGrad Explore More Good Jobs at: http://wxxi.org/grad
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New York State Apprenticeship Week Tour 2019

19.11.2019
NYS DOL celebrated Apprenticeship Week 2019 by visiting Registered Apprenticeship programs around the state. Thanks to all who welcomed us with open arms. Together we will continue making New York’s apprenticeship programs the best they can be. #NAW2019 #NationalApprenticeshipWeek
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Women in Manufacturing: Lindsay | Optimax POM Apprenticeship

16.11.2021
Meet Lindsay, a POM Apprentice who discusses her journey at Optimax as an apprentice - and a first-time parent! In this video, Lindsay offers us a female perspective on working and studying in the manufacturing and trade industries. Create Your Future at Optimax Optimax builds the optics behind the latest breakthrough technologies in aerospace, defense, and consumer electronics. Optimax reliability has allowed us to become America's largest optics prototype manufacturer. Our unique corporate culture of teamwork, innovation, and agility provides a dynamic work environment. We are looking for individuals that are committed to lifelong learning and creating value through their hard work. Connect with Optimax Online! Visit https://www.optimaxsi.com/ Find Optimax on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OptimaxSys... Find Optimax on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/op... #careers #manufacturing #optics
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Optimax Apprentices-Where are They Now

09.11.2023
Let's hear what NYS Certified Journey workers have to say about successfully completing a manufacturing apprenticeship through Optimax Systems.
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