An acclaimed teacher of
shop methods, shop math, test methods, quality awareness, and general optics.
I can create customized training programs in advance or extemporaneously, or
present from my repertoire. Sensitivity to the audience level and liberal
use of familiar analogies enhance retention. I hold the Master Trainer
certificate from Crosby Quality College®.
The programs I've created and presented
to date include:
twenty-module, video, text and in-person interactive presentation that brings
students from remedial level through algebra, charting, dimensional analysis and
logarithms. It includes tips and tricks for estimation and math without a
Optician Apprentice Program
six-month, text and hands-on course that brings new-hires to the level of five- to ten-year veteran
one-hour, text and in-person interactive presentation that makes a clear case
for the benefits of the metric system, and teaches its structure in
context with what people already know. Using immersion, the students gain
a native feel for the metric system rather than as a translation of the American
Basic Optics Theory
does light "work?" What are polarization and birefringence? How does
a lens work? How does an interferometer work? What's the difference
between silver, gray, pearl and mirror? Why do things look like they do?
Various presentations based on the audience's background and interests.
created and facilitated a team project in which, over the course of several
months after work, participants designed, budgeted and built enough identical
telescopes for each. In the process they learned some optics theory,
negotiations and consensus-building, engineering practice, project management,
teamwork, purchasing, QA, fabrication, and coating.
Great American Teach-in
presented laser optics, engineering as a career, and preparation for the 21st
Century to groups of High School students on several occasions.
Crosby Quality College®
facilitated the Quality Education System®, Quality Leadership Team®, Total
Quality Management Implementation®, and Quality Work Groups®. I've created
short courses derived from Quality Work Groups® and taught them under license.
I was master facilitator for my company's Quality Improvement Process® for three
years. I graduated the Quality Improvement Process Management College®,
and hold a certificate as Quality Work Group Master Trainer®.
David Aikens is a dynamic, authoritative, and entertaining teacher.
His courses in ISO 10110 and Scratch-Dig specifications are not to be missed.