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Jones/NCTI® to Host Light Brigade® Fiber Optic Training Sessions in Colorado

New relationship brings relevant, hands-on training to Western region frontline teams

Centennial, Colo. and Tukwila, Wash. – December 16, 2014 – Jones/NCTI and the Light Brigade, the education and training division of AFL, have expanded their joint relationship by bringing Light Brigade’s premier fiber optic training programs closer to front-line employees. In 2015, Jones/NCTI will host all nine Light Brigade training courses which are scheduled for the Denver area beginning in January.   

Wayne Applehans, president and Chief Product Officer for Jones/NCTI said, “As more broadband services are being delivered via IP technologies and FTTx architectures are being deployed to bring fiber-optic cable closer to the customer, the number of field staff working with this technology continues to increase. Our enhanced relationship with Light Brigade will combine our distance learning programs with Light Brigade’s hands-on training opportunities, and help to advance front-line employees’ skill sets for the broadband marketplace.”

“Light Brigade has been developing and delivering the very best in fiber optic training for nearly 30 years,” added Steve Althoff, interim general manager of Light Brigade. “Our expanded relationship with Jones/NCTI helps us to continue this tradition, and to broaden the reach of both organizations as leaders in our respective areas of training.”

The nine Light Brigade courses that will take place at Jones/NCTI’s Denver-area facility are:
·         January 20-23, 2015       Fiber Optics for Utilities
·         February 10-13, 2015     Fiber Optics 1-2-3
·         July 14-15, 2015            Emergency Restoration
·         July 14-17, 2015            Fiber Optics 1-2-3
·         September 9-10 2015     Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional
·         September 21-25, 2015  Fiber Optics for ITS, Traffic, Fire Alarm, and Communication Systems
·         October 13-16, 2015      Advanced Hands-on Modules
·         October 27-29, 2015      FTTx OSP Design
·         December 1-4, 2015       FTTx for Installers & Technicians

All classes will be held at Jones/NCTI’s state-of-the-art learning facility located at its corporate office in Centennial.

About The Light Brigade

Founded in 1987, The Light Brigade has instructed over 50,000 attendees worldwide in its public and custom classes on fiber optic design, maintenance, and testing, including advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM, and PMD/CD.  In addition to creating custom courses tailored to any need or skill level, the company produces educational DVDs and CDs that provide focus on specific fiber related topics.  For more information, visit

About Jones/NCTI

Jones/NCTI powers frontline teams and drives performance. The company equips the field for success with results-driven learning content and tools. Designed for the way people learn today, Jones/NCTI’s quality content and flexible technology solutions are created for use in the classroom and on the job. A passion for people development drives Jones/NCTI. Hundreds of thousands of technicians, customer service representatives and cable and broadband industry executives credit Jones/NCTI for the knowledge and skills needed to build rewarding careers and contribute to their companies’ growth. Clients achieve measureable gains with their business and customers through actionable, timely and relevant learning. Find out how Jones/NCTI helps partners deliver a superior customer experience at