Light Brigade® Announces 2015 Courses in Canada

Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC ‒ Light Brigade, AFL’s training division, is providing 13 public training sessions scheduled in nine cities across Canada throughout 2015. The courses to be featured include Fiber Optics 1-2-3, Advanced Hands-on Training, FTTx for Installers and Technicians, Fiber Optics for Oil/Gas, Fiber Optics for Mining Applications and Fiber Optics for ITS, Traffic, Fire Alarm and Communication Systems.

“Since our initial offerings of Canadian open enrollment venues in 2013, we have experienced great success with our core Fiber Optics 1-2-3 course in Canada,” stated Dario DePaolis, general manager for Light Brigade. “We have been so impressed by the response that we have added even more of our high quality courses to our 2015 schedule in order to satisfy the growing demand for fiber optic training in the country.”

The Fiber Optics 1-2-3 course incorporates 16 hours of classroom lecture and 16 hours of hands‑on skills training. The course targets individuals who wish to learn how to design, install and maintain fiber-optic communications systems in such applications as telco, broadband access and premises (LAN) environments. The course will enable students to use the latest technology and equipment to splice, connectorize, test and troubleshoot fiber optic networks in order to increase efficiency, reliability and on-the-job safety, as well as to reduce cost and downtime.

The 2015 class schedule includes:

Fiber Optics 1-2-3

  • January 6-9 in Vancouver, BC
  • April 14-17 in Edmonton, AB
  • April 28 - May 1 in Toronto, ON
  • May 12-15 in Ottawa, ON
  • July 14-17 in Halifax, NS
  • September 15-18 in Calgary, AB
  • October 5-8 in Winnipeg, MB
Advanced Hands-on Training
  • August 25-28 in Vancouver, BC
FTTx for Installers and Technicians
  • February 24-27 in Vancouver, BC
Fiber Optics for Oil/Gas
  • March 24-27 in Ft. McMurray, AB
  • September 22-25 in Edmonton, AB
Fiber Optics for Mining Applications
  • November 23-25 in Sudbury, ON
Fiber Optics for ITS, Traffic, Fire Alarm and Communication Systems
  • Technician Level I, December 7-8 in Vancouver, BC
  • Field Technician Level II, December 9-10 in Vancouver, BC
  • Design Technician Level II, December 11 in Vancouver, BC
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About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

About Light Brigade
Since 1987, The Light Brigade has instructed 50,000 attendees in its courses on fiber optic design, maintenance and testing, including advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM and PMD/CD. In addition, the company creates customized fiber optic training courses, DVDs and online training.

Dario DePaolis
General Manager
Light Brigade

Corie Culp
PR Manager