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Tukwila, WA and San Juan, PR – February 1, 2018 – Light Brigade, and Glenn International, a leading supplier of telecom, electrical and lighting equipment in the Caribbean and Central America, are partnering to provide certified fiber optic training in Puerto Rico. Light Brigade’s Fiber Optics 1-2-3 class will be hosted by Glenn International February 27 – March 2, 2018.

“Restoring power and communication services after the devastation brought by Hurricane Maria over the summer has been a challenge,” explained Lee Kellett, general manager of Light Brigade. “To help with the efforts, we are bringing our 4-day Fiber Optics 1-2-3 class to the island to get more staff trained for fiber optic field work.”

Over the past 15 years, Light Brigade and Glenn International have partnered to bring fiber optic training classes to Puerto Rico.

Kellett continued, “We are happy to be able to return to Puerto Rico to help in a small way with the recovery efforts. Our skills training will help in the short term and provide these students with job skills that will transfer to work they can do long after the recovery.”

The four-day class includes 16 hours of lecture and 16 hours of hands-on skills labs that provides practical understanding and skills required to properly specify, install, and maintain fiber optic networks in Telco, Broadband and Premises applications. The course is designed to provide an understanding of fiber optic technology, how fiber works, industry standards and best practices. Knowledge gained from the classroom session is then applied in two days of hands-on skills exercises. The course also provides the required training to complete an ETA International Fiber Optic Installer certification exam at the end of class.

About Light Brigade 
Founded in 1987, Light Brigade has trained over 55,000 people worldwide in its instructor-led public and custom classes. Training is focused on fiber optic installation, testing and troubleshooting as well as engineering design including specialized applications for FTTx, utilities, industrial, traffic systems, broadcast and many others. The company also produces online courses and staff development videos that provide focus on specific fiber related topics.   For more information about Light Brigade, visit www.lightbrigade.com.

About Glenn International
With over fifty years of experience, Glenn International is the leading supplier of electrical, lighting and telecom equipment for the Caribbean and Central America.  Glenn International can assist project design and construction stages by furnishing product specifications and documentation, as well as different product alternatives and cost analysis. For more information about Glenn International visit www.glenninternational.com

Rick Atchison 
Marketing Specialist
Light Brigade
(206) 575-0404

Marianne de Haro
Marketing & Trainings Manager
Glenn International
(787) 701-7124