Fiber Broadband Awareness Week
November 1-2, 2023
AWS Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing at Sinclair College
Learn about fiber optic installation, repair and splicing. Practice real-world deployment techniques ranging from hand tools to state-of-the-art automated fusion splicing technology. Take part in a career networking session with local employers to learn more about the industry and discover job opportunities.Learn More
November 4, 2023
Fiber Broadband Career Awareness Event hosted by Team Fishel
Join us at Team Fishel’s Columbus operations for a day of hands-on experience with careers in the Fiber Broadband industry. Industry experts and cutting edge equipment will be on-site for attendees to learn more about the lifecycle of our broadband infrastructure. Please follow the link below to learn more information and secure your registration!Learn More
November 7, 2023
I2W for Educators Event at Tolles Career & Technical Center
Join for a 1-day internet infrastructure workshop. Help local educators better understand the infrastructure side of the internet, and the many different careers that comprise it. The day will include small group discussions with educators and employers, and lots of opportunities to network.Learn More
Free 2-day Workshops
See below for a recap of previous events!
The PAST Foundation and Tolles Career & Technical Center, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services and Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, each hosted a free 2-day Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing Certificate Course the week of February 27th, 2023. These courses were hosted and instructed by Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, which is a recognized leader in optical fiber technologies and solutions for data centers, enterprises, and communication networks.
To read: Enjoy a perspective of the week's activities from Amazon Web Services here: https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/aws/aws-brings-free-fiber-optic-training-to-ohio
About The Courses
High school students from Central Ohio, as well as students who have recently graduated and are looking for entry into the field, were invited and highly encouraged to participate in these courses. These no-cost programs taught participants about the basics of the telecommunications industry, how to install and repair fiber optics, as well as how to use real-world deployment techniques ranging from hand tools to state-of-the-art automated fusion splicing technology, all through lectures and hands-on lessons. For an overview and perspective on careers from our partners enjoy the PAST Foundation "Learning UnBoxed" Podcast below: