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Young Quebecois Get Government Career Help

Photonics.com
Aug 2007
Government officials in Quebec announced yesterday the awarding of C$90,000 (about $85,000) in funding for Operation Jeunesse, a project to help young post-secondary graduates in the province gain career-related work experience. Through the project, the nonprofit economic development agency Quebec Metro High Tech Park is giving 12 young people with post-secondary diplomas the chance to gain work experience in industries such as life sciences, optics, photonics, new materials and information technology in one of the park's firms. "The goal is to help them develop advanced skills that will enable them to pursue careers and become leaders in their chosen fields," said Luc Harvey, a member of parliament.


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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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