Fiber optic training conference underway

POSTED: 04/8/16 1:48 PM


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From left: Valerie Giterson-Pantophlet, Dr. Natasha Gittens, Dr. Francio Guadeloupe, Helma Etnel, Marcella Henry, Wycliffe Smith and Shadira Lont. Photo contributed

St. Maarten News – The University of St Martin’s School of Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning (Scell) and Telem’s fiber optic training conference began on Tuesday.

The training established a partnership between Telem and the university. Scell was the direct auspice that planned, organized and orchestrated the training. In attendance were the oresident of the board of the university Valarie Giterson-Pantophlet, Vice President Wycliffe Smith and Marcella Henry; TelEm representatives included Chief Financial Officer Helma Etnel and Human Resources Manager Shadira Lont. Also present were the university’s President Dr. Francio Guadeloupe and Scell Director Dr. Natasha J. Gittens.

The training for FTTx for Installers and Technicians filled quickly with no available seats currently open. The four-day course focuses on the valuable skills required to install, test, and troubleshoot PON and active Ethernet FTTx systems according to ITU, IEEE, and SCTE standards. Students will perform bidirectional testing, WDM testing, and splitter testing.

FTTx OSP Design will be held on April 11th, 12th and 13th from 7:30am to 5:00pm. The three-day training will allow attendees to create their own FTTx network designs in classroom breakout sessions, applying the learned objectives to distributed split, centralized split, home run, and point-to-point systems.

Scell will host two additional Installer and Technician trainings scheduled for: April 19-22, Cost $2,500, registration deadline, April 18. May 10- 13, registration deadline May 9.

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