Optical careers boost required to secure next generation

A need to promote optical careers to the next generation was identified in a report produced by the Sector Partnership for Optical Knowledge and Education (Spoke).  

The cross-sector collaboration was funded by the General Optical Council, led by the College of Optometrists and managed by a group of representatives from the College, the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and the Optometry Schools Council.  

Professor Lizzy Ostler, director of education at the College, said promoting optical careers was necessary to attract, develop and retain future optical professionals.  

‘Findings from this project show resounding support for employer-facilitated outreach across the sector and it is hoped that work will now be carried out to produce materials at a national level that can be deployed locally,’ Prof Ostler added.  

Register now to continue reading

Thank you for visiting Optician Online. Register now to access up to 10 news and opinion articles a month.


Already have an account? Sign in here