5.1 This guide establishes, at the undergraduate college level, the basic education structure for understanding the unique properties and applications of nanoscale materials as compared to bulk properties and applications of macroscale materials.
5.2 Workers may transition in their roles in the workplace. Participants in such education will have a broad understanding of material properties and the effects of size, thus increasing their marketability for jobs within as well as beyond the nanotechnology field.
5.3 This guide is intended to be one in a series of standards developed for workforce education in various aspects of nanotechnology. It will assist in providing an organization a basic structure for developing a program applicable to many areas in nanotechnology, thus providing dynamic and evolving workforce education.