BICSI seeking applicants for Cabling Skills Challenge

The winner of the Cabling Skills Challenge, held at BICSI’s Winter Conference, will be named Installer of the Year and earn a $5,000 cash prize.

Alberto Luna was BICSI's Installer of the Year in 2015 and 2016. BICSI is accepting applications for its 2018 Cabling Skills Challenge, which will be held February 5-7 as part of the association's Winter Conference.
Alberto Luna was BICSI's Installer of the Year in 2015 and 2016. BICSI is accepting applications for its 2018 Cabling Skills Challenge, which will be held February 5-7 as part of the association's Winter Conference.

BICSI is looking for applicants for its 2018 Cabling Skills Challenge, which will be held February 5-7 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL as part of BICSI’s Winter Conference. The winner will earn the title Installer of the Year and will win a prize of $5,000.

“All current BICSI Installers and Technicians are eligible to enter, and selected competitors will receive complimentary registration to the 2018 BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition,” BICSI said. The application deadline is December 15.

The Skills Challenge will include the following eight events.

  • Structured cabling system installation
  • Copper cable terminations, firestopping, grounding-and-bonding
  • Fiber termination and fusion splicing
  • Cable assembly
  • Cable troubleshooting/technical support
  • Fiber link testing
  • Professionalism/orientation
  • Competency exam

Additional, speed-based challenge events will include fusion splicing, 50-pair punchdown, cable routing and others.

“Competitors will be selected based on qualifying criteria such as professionalism, quality of resume and work experience,” BICSI said. “An attempt will be made to equally represent all regions. In order to participate, the BICSI Installer 1, Installer 2 Copper, Installer 2 Optical Fiber, or Technician must secure approval and sponsorship from their employer,” BICSI continued. “The employer will be responsible for all travel costs, including transportation to and from the competition, meals and accommodations.” Companies are encouraged to submit multiple applications, but no more than one application will be selected per level, per company.

You can find the application to the 2018 Cabling Skills Challenge here.

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