Jones/NCTI, which specializes in training for service provider frontline employees, and the Light Brigade, the education and training division of AFL, have expanded their relationship. The two have announced that Jones/NCTI will host all nine of the training courses that Light Brigade has scheduled for the Denver area in 2015.
Jones/NCTI will host the classes in the learning facility at its corporate office in Centennial, CO. The nine Light Brigade courses included in the partnership include:
- January 20-23, 2015 – "Fiber Optics for Utilities"
- February 10-13, 2015 – "Fiber Optics 1-2-3"
- July 14-15, 2015 – "Emergency Restoration"
- July 14-17, 2015 – "Fiber Optics 1-2-3"
- September 9-10 2015 – "Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional"
- September 21-25, 2015 – "Fiber Optics for ITS, Traffic, Fire Alarm, and Communication Systems"
- October 13-16, 2015 – "Advanced Hands-on Modules"
- October 27-29, 2015 – "FTTx OSP Design"
- December 1-4, 2015 – "FTTx for Installers & Technicians."
The two companies have collaborated on training initiatives in the past (see, for example, "The Light Brigade, Jones/NCTI pair for cable MSO fiber-optic training"). "As more broadband services are being delivered via IP technologies and FTTx architectures are being deployed to bring fiber-optic cable closer to the customer, the number of field staff working with this technology continues to increase," noted Wayne Applehans, president and chief product officer for Jones/NCTI. "Our enhanced relationship with Light Brigade will combine our distance learning programs with Light Brigade's hands-on training opportunities, and help to advance front-line employees' skill sets for the broadband marketplace."
"Light Brigade has been developing and delivering the very best in fiber-optic training for nearly 30 years," added Steve Althoff, interim general manager of Light Brigade. "Our expanded relationship with Jones/NCTI helps us to continue this tradition, and to broaden the reach of both organizations as leaders in our respective areas of training."
For more information on fiber-optic training and providers, visit the Lightwave Buyer's Guide.