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Light Brigade expands training offerings in Canada

October 2, 2014  

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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.

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