Fiber Broadband Awareness Week in collaboration with AWS

Fiber optic cables are the backbone of the modern world. Students will be equipped with practical knowledge through a blend of lectures and interactive sessions, covering a spectrum of deployment techniques, from traditional hand tools to cutting-edge automated fusion splicing technology.

OUR PARTNERS

AWS
Beanpath
Hinds
Madison County
Holmes
Sumitomo
P1020399

ABOUT THE COURSES

Fusion Splicing Micro course: This 4 hour workshop focuses on the fundamentals of fiber, cable, fusion splicing, connectivity and testing The purpose of this workshop is to provide a broad overview of cable/fiber and encourage learners to explore additional training opportunities or other career-role based upskilling opportunities. This course is great for learners of all ages, especially those in the career exploration phase, high school students, and those looking to learn more about fiber in general.

2-day Fusion Splicing Certificate Course: This 2-day workshop focuses on fiber, cable, fusion splicing, connectivity, and testing. The purpose of this workshop is to provide career-ready individuals with the opportunity to learn more about fiber, participate in interactive cable, fiber, and fusion splicing labs and to engage in career development conversations with employers. This course is great for learners who are at least 18 years of age, interested in working more with or strengthening their skills in cable, fiber and fiber optic technology including fusion splicing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FUSION SPLICING MICRO COURSE

Learn more about fiber optic technology from Sumitomo Electric Lightwave engineers and participate in interactive demo labs.

May 20, 2024 | 830AM-1230PM

The Bean Path - Jackson, MS

May 21, 2024 | 1230PM-430PM

Madison Career & Technical Center -
Madison, MS

2-DAY FUSION SPLICING CERTIFICATE COURSE

Spend 2 days learning more about cable, fiber, and fiber optic technology from Sumitomo Electric Lightwave engineers and participate in cabling, fiber, and splicing labs. Come ready to learn and participate!

May 22—23, 2024 | 8AM-5PM

Holmes Community College - Ridgeland, MS

EMPLOYER NETWORKING FAIR

Meet local employers in cable, fiber and telecommunications and learn more about career and training opportunities. Bring your resume!

May 23, 2024 | 6PM
Holmes Community College - Ridgeland, MS

FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) plans to invest $10 billion to establish multiple data center complexes in two Madison County industrial parks. The project is a planned $10 billion corporate investment and will create at least 1,000 high-paying, high-tech jobs.

This investment by AWS is the single largest capital investment in Mississippi history and four times the size of the previous largest economic development project.

“Mississippi has done it again. This record-shattering $10 billion private sector investment will not only create 1,000 high-tech, high-paying jobs for Mississippians, but it will result in our state remaining at the forefront of innovation. Mississippi is building a business climate that is ripe for further growth, especially in the technology sector. On top of that, we’re doing what it takes to prepare our workforce to take on these high-paying jobs of the future. There really is something special happening here in Mississippi, and the world is noticing.” – Gov. Tate Reeves

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