October 2, 2014
The Light Brigade, the education and training unit of AFL, will increase its slate of fiber-optic training sessions in Canada to 13 next year. The sessions will include “Fiber Optics 1-2-3,” “Advanced Hands-on Training,” “FTTx for Installers and Technicians,” “Fiber Optics for Oil/Gas,” “Fiber Optics for Mining Applications,” and “Fiber Optics for ITS, Traffic, Fire Alarm, and Communication Systems.”
“Fiber Optics 1-2-3” targets those who wish to learn how to design, install, and maintain fiber-optic communications systems in such applications as telco, broadband access, and premises (LAN) environments.
Over 16 hours of classroom lecture and an equal amount of hands-on skills training, students learn to use the latest technology and equipment to splice, connectorize, test, and troubleshoot fiber-optic networks to increase efficiency, reliability, and on-the-job safety, as well as to reduce cost and downtime, Light Brigade says.
The course will be offered seven times in 2015 across the country:
* January 6-9 in Vancouver
* April 14-17 in Edmonton
* April 28 – May 1 in Toronto
* May 12-15 in Ottawa
* July 14-17 in Halifax
* September 15-18 in Calgary
* October 5-8 in Winnipeg.
Further information is available at www.lightbrigade.com.