November 8, 2005 Sellersville, PA -- FiberOptic.com, a provider of fiber-optic equipment, supplies, rentals, and training products, has received a contract from Bechtel to train Iraqi telecommunications workers in Baghdad. FiberOptic.com's staff will conduct the training onsite in November 2005. According to a press release, this is the third time this year that FiberOptic.com has conducted training in Iraq for Bechtel.
"In the past year, we have trained technicians and engineers throughout the United States, Latin America, and African countries including Nigeria," says Christopher I. LaBonge, president of FiberOptic.com. "The Iraq opportunity is just one example of FiberOptic.com's expertise in training and commitment to fiber-optic infrastructure development throughout the world, especially in developing countries."
According to a press release, Bechtel is under contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), for the emergency repair, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of critical elements of Iraq's infrastructure. Bechtel's initial effort purports to restore Iraq's 2,000-km, north-south fiber-optic communications backbone. Under the contract's terms, FiberOptic.com is to work with Iraqi technicians in areas of fiber-optic theory, fiber splicing, and testing.
FiberOptic.com offers monthly courses with Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) certification at its facility, located outside Philadelphia, PA. The company also offers customized training.
"FiberOptic.com's training is ideal for electricians, network providers, and anyone looking to break into this booming industry," says LaBonge.