ETA Members Save $400 on Fiber OpticTraining Presented by Corning at the 2012 ETA International Education Forum

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ETA International annual Education Forum is a world-class technical education conference. Offering hands-on workshops and presentations by industry professionals and covering a wide spectrum of technologies, it is the ideal venue for educators and technicians to join together to explore new opportunities and form valuable business relationships.

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Corning’s TS LAN 500 is a five-day course that prepares craftspeople for all aspects of fiber optic cable installation in a local area network environment.

ETA members save $400 on Corning TS-LAN-500 Hands-on Comprehensive Installation Technology Course for Optical Multimode and Single-Mode Local Area Networks. The course is offered by a qualified instructor with Corning Cable Systems October 15-19, 2012 from 8:30am to 5:00pm (EST) daily at the Dixie Chopper Business Center, Greencastle, Indiana. The original fee of $2099 is discounted to $1695 for ETA Members and $1795 for non-members. The ETA Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) Certification exam is included, a $150 value. Sign up today as space is limited.

Corning’s TS LAN 500 is a five-day course that prepares craftspeople for all aspects of fiber optic cable installation in a local area network environment. Both multi-mode and single-mode fiber types are covered. Cable placement, fusion and mechanical splicing, cable termination (connector installation and pigtail splicing) and acceptance testing are taught with extensive hands-on practice. Students build, test and troubleshoot complete systems in this class. Also covered is the use of equipment, hardware and procedures pertaining to building distribution and campus applications.

As a perfect complement to the Fiber Optics Installer Workshop, ETA International is proud to have its board chairman, Bill Woodward, co‐author of “Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber‐Optic Networking,” 4th Edition, signing his book at this year’s forum. He will help kick off the networking reception at the Inn at DePauw Thursday evening, October 18 beginning at 7:30.

This book is a widely acclaimed resource for students and cabling technicians. The newest edition of this definitive book is a complete, hands-on guide to both copper and fiber-optic networking, and it is packed with expert advice, best practices, and pages of the latest industry specifications and standards. Follow the golden rules of cabling, explore all the different types of cables, see why cutting corners is a bad idea, discover the obstacles to high-speed data transfer, and more, while developing the skills to design and build a reliable, cost-effective cabling infrastructure.

Bill is the current ETA International board chairman and has served in many different roles on behalf of the Association. He chairs or co‐chairs three committees within SAE International’s Aerospace Avionic Systems Division and is a best‐selling author. His long career spans a decade of service in the U.S. Navy as a Submarine Fire Control Technician and nearly two decades experience providing electrical and electronic engineering systems, test equipment, and fiber optics expertise to the private sector. As Principal Engineer at URSANAV, he conceptualizes, designs, and develops technology for shipboard systems, land-based radar systems, and commercial applications.

Also available for book signings will be respected authors Jay Warmke, “WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE: How we got ourselves into this mess, and how we are going to get out of it,” and Gary Rockis, “ELECTRICAL MOTOR CONTROLS for Integrated Systems”.

For more information on the 2012 ETA Education Forum, including full registration, session descriptions, speaker biographies, and sponsorship opportunities, contact the Event Coordinator, Michele Altman, at (800) 288-3824 or visit the website at

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