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Light Brigade® Partnering with Glenn International for Fiber Optic Technician Training

2/2/2018

Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC – Light Brigade, AFL’s training and education division, and Glenn International, a leading supplier of telecom, electrical and lighting equipment in the Caribbean and Central America, are partnering to provide certified fiber optic training in Puerto Rico. Light Brigade’s Fiber Optics 1-2-3 class will be hosted by Glenn International February 27 – March 2, 2018.

“Restoring power and communication services after the devastation brought by Hurricane Maria over the summer has been a challenge,” explained Lee Kellett, general manager of Light Brigade. “To help with the efforts, we are bringing our 4-day Fiber Optics 1-2-3 class to the island to get more staff trained for fiber optic field work.”

Over the past 15 years, Light Brigade and Glenn International have partnered to bring fiber optic training classes to Puerto Rico.

Kellett continued, “We are happy to be able to return to Puerto Rico to help in a small way with the recovery efforts. Our skills training will help in the short term and provide these students with job skills that will transfer to work they can do long after the recovery.”

The four-day class includes 16 hours of lecture and 16 hours of hands-on skills labs that provides practical understanding and skills required to properly specify, install, and maintain fiber optic networks in Telco, Broadband and Premises applications. The course is designed to provide an understanding of fiber optic technology, how fiber works, industry standards and best practices. Knowledge gained from the classroom session is then applied in two days of hands-on skills exercises. The course also provides the required training to complete an ETA International Fiber Optic Installer certification exam at the end of class.

For more information on AFL, its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

About Light Brigade 
Founded in 1987, Light Brigade has trained over 55,000 people worldwide in its instructor-led public and custom classes. Training is focused on fiber optic installation, testing and troubleshooting as well as engineering design including specialized applications for FTTx, utilities, industrial, traffic systems, broadcast and many others. The company also produces online courses and staff development videos that provide focus on specific fiber related topics.   For more information about Light Brigade, visit www.lightbrigade.com.

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless, and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com

About Glenn International
With over fifty years of experience, Glenn International is the leading supplier of electrical, lighting and telecom equipment for the Caribbean and Central America.  Glenn International can assist project design and construction stages by furnishing product specifications and documentation, as well as different product alternatives and cost analysis. Contact Glenn International at 787-701-7124.

Contacts
Rick Atchison 
Marketing Specialist
Light Brigade
(206) 575-0404
ratchison@lightbrigade.com

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager
AFL
864.433.5409
Corie.Culp@AFLglobal.com

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