Fibre optic training for Belco technicians
Ten Belco employees have successfully completed a course in fibre optics.
The five-day Certified Fibre Optic Training course involved both theoretical and practical sessions. Key learning objectives included understanding fibre and cable construction best practices, understanding fibre modes and application, theory of light propagation through fibre, familiarity with outside plant equipment and accessories, proficiency in the use of fibre optic testing equipment and fibre optic restoration practices.
In hands-on sessions, trainees were taught how to splice and test fibre optic cables purchased by Belco for installation as part of the company’s outside plant infrastructure expansion.
The internationally recognised CFOT programme is the Fibre Optic Association’s certification for general fibre optics and is chartered to promote professionalism in fibre optics through education, certification and standards.
The employees who attained the Fibre Optic Association’s certification are Jarrod Zancanella, Zeldon Trott, George Fubler, Torrey Tacklyn, Ryan Hayward, Christopher Pullen, Andrew Mitchell, Khimo Harrison, Kumar Grant and Carvala Duffus.
Wayne Caines, president of Belco, said: “We are committed to empowering our employees with opportunities for lifelong learning and becoming a certified fibre optic technician is just one of these opportunities.
“I would like to offer my congratulations to the ten staff members who are now certified by the Fibre Optic Association. I know that they will put these skills to good use as our company continues to evolve and embrace the latest technologies to become a world-class renewable energy company.”