Big Sandy Community and Technical Colleges (BSCTC) Workforce Solutions division
has launched the states first Outside Plant Cabling certification through its Fiber
The two-day, 16-hour course complements an extensive Fiber Optics curriculum already
delivered by the college which includes Certified Fiber Optic Technician, Certified
Fiber Optic Specialist in Testing and Training and Certified Fiber Optic Specialist
BDI DataLync, and internationally recognized fiber optic training firm, is teaching
the courses, which are sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA).
Theres a future in fiber, and we understand that the successful implementation and
maintenance of the Kentucky Information Highway will be contingent on a highly-trained
workforce, said Dr. Devin Stephenson, president of BSCTC. We are thrilled to be leading
the charge in this effort.
The college was awarded more than $3.2 million in grants to construct the states first
Broadband Technology Center on its Pikeville campus. Construction is set to begin
later this year.
We are committed to technology and its role in building an innovative economy across
the region, added Dr. Stephenson. Our Fiber Optic courses have attracted the attention
of companies across the southeastern part of the United States. They are investing
in our program, because our commitment to student success is unmatched.
Kelli Hall, interim dean of career education and workforce development, said the colleges
strong partnership with BDI DataLynk, has placed the college on the cutting edge of
delivering Fiber Optic training.
Its a remarkable program that gives students an industry-leading skill that leads
to sustainable employment, said Hall. At Big Sandy Community and Technical College,
its about opportunity, hope and transforming our region one student at a time.
The new Outside Plant Cabling certification introduces students to industry standards
governing the installation, testing and troubleshooting of Outside Plant cable used
in rugged environments.
To learn more about BSCTCs Fiber Optics program, contact Sally Porter at (606) 218-1276
or email firstname.lastname@example.org