What skills will the workforce need?

Nanotechnology encompasses skills across a range of core subject areas.

Nanotechnology is a broad term encompassing a wide range of technologies. Because it emerges from new associations of nanoscale phenomena across a variety of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, it can be challenging to map needed skills. Overall, nanotech workers will require a high degree of digital literacy. One course map of nanotechnology related paths was outlined as part of the Atlas of Nanotechnology developed by Foothills DeAnza Colleges in conjunction with NASA. In addition, Time Structures conducted Nanotechnology business interviews to identify needed skills. These are available from the EWDP program, California Community Colleges.

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