‘Informative’ Optical Assistant Practical Skills Workshop Rated a Success
Last week the first group of optical assistants on ABDO College’s Optical Assistant course met at ABDO’s National Resource Centre to learn more about key skills in optics. The workshop allows optical assistant to develop their skills in spectacle repairs and adjustments and pre-screening.
ABDO College Head of Operations Steve Hertz says, “The latest part of the Optical Assistant programme to debut, the Practical Skills Workshop, added to the course’s ongoing success. The day was fully booked more than a month ahead which confirmed our thinking that those working in Assistant roles are keen to progress and expand their skills. The feedback from students that I have received so far has been lovely to hear and shows that a fantastic day was had by all. Well done to the staff and students for making it such a positive, informative experience!”
Rian Love, one of the lecturers running the course, says “The workshop brought together a diverse background of optical assistants, some long term optical staff and others who were only in practice a matter of months. It was fantastic to meet so many students who felt that this course was just the beginning of their optical education and who intend to carry on within optical education upon completion.”
Amongst the feedback from students on the course was this comment from Optical Assistant Fabio Carmo: “It was a very informative event. I thought I knew a great lot after working in optics for nearly three years. But I left knowing a lot more than what I already knew. All delivered with great humour by both lecturers. Would recommend everyone doing the course to attend.”
The Practical Skills Workshop is open to any optical assistant who wants to develop their skills in spectacle repairs and adjustments and pre-screening. It is suitable for those new to optics as well as OAs who want to formalise their knowledge.
Find out more about the Optical Assistant course from ABDO College here.
The next workshop takes place 9th March 2020