AFL’s education and training division, The Light Brigade, is partnering with Fujikura Asia and ITE College West, both located in Singapore, to form an FTTH resource center at ITE College West. The center will provide students with access to a variety of fiber optics-related training material, along with an FTTH showcase.
“We are delighted to have established a close working relationship with Fujikura and The Light Brigade,” comments Dr. Yek Tiew Ming, principal of ITE College West. “The collaboration will offer an excellent platform for the three parties to draw on each other’s individual strengths and synergize our resources.”
The center, coupled with industrial placement at Fujikura Asia, will allow ITE students to learn from experts and acquire skills relevant to the fiber optics industry. The Light Brigade will offer training expertise, consultancy services and course material for ITE to ensure the program addresses the latest technology and techniques. Additionally, according to the companies, the FTTH showcase at the resource center will prepare students with market-related hands-on skills to develop an FTTH workforce by incorporating industry standards into relevant ITE courses. This showcase is sponsored by Fujikura Asia with equipment and consumables valued at $40,000.
The first of several planned training courses supports the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council’s Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP) program. Upon completion of the ITE training program, students will have the necessary knowledge and practical experience to successfully complete the CFHP certification exam accredited by the FTTH Council.
“The Light Brigade is committed to support students and academia in the area of fiber optic expertise and certification,” comments Dario De Paolis, vice president and general manager of The Light Brigade. “We hope to inspire the next generation of designers, planners and technicians in the field of FTTH networks.”