AFL’s training and education division the Light Brigade has introduced a large selection of live, remote training options. The Light Brigade says its new Remote Classroom Sessions deliver personalized training in a convenient online learning format. The new online modules focus on fiber-optic technology topics from beginner to advanced levels, allowing students to personalize their training.
"Our virtual classes are taught by the same experienced subject matter experts who lead our classroom sessions, and our platform enables seamless interaction with both instructor and classmates," states Light Brigade. The sessions are largely taken from the first two days of classroom learning in trainer's popular "Fiber Optics 1-2-3" course.
"We are offering shorter sessions so that you can choose just the topics you need or attend all modules – you design the training you or your staff need," adds Light Brigade. "If you complete all the content, just add the 2 days of hands-on skills labs later and you are prepared to get your ETA certification."
Students can target learning fiber optics basics with the Fiber Optics 1-2-3 sessions, or can take the next step with advanced topics including Emergency Restoration, FTTx networks and Fiber Characterization. Several sessions provide the flexibility of morning or afternoon training.
The individualized alternative of the shorter training sessions can save participants both time and money, emphasizes Light Brigade. Students can take a few courses or complete session bundles, and use the credits for future ETA certification and BICSI credits.
Participants can interact and ask questions that are answered in real-time by a fiber technologist. The intended audience for the online learning modules includes field technicians, installers, IT support staff, fiber-optic engineers, field supervisors, OSP staff, maintenance and repair techs, and/or technical sales/support staff for fiber-optic OEMs.
“With the current COVID-19 situation forcing many to work from home and unable to attend in-person classes, our customers wanted other options to continue training their staff,” explains Lee Kellett, general manager of Light Brigade. “We quickly responded, updating our remote class offerings to include more topics delivered in shorter sessions, and provided additional start time options. With these sessions conducted with a live instructor, our customers will receive the best training experience possible.”