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BICSI announces Cabling Skills Challenge!


February 22, 2008
By Alyssa Dalton

The inaugural BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge will feature the world’s best information transport systems (ITS) installers testing their skills and knowledge as they compete for the title of Installer of the Year. The event will be held in conjunction with the evening exhibition sessions during the 2008 BICSI Spring Conference, April 27-30, in Nashville, Tenn.

“We are
very excited to develop the event as part of our continuing effort to
broaden our outreach to the heart of our industry—the installers and
technicians,” said Dan Morris, RCDD, chair of BICSI’s Installation
Committee.




Competitors
for the challenge will be selected from the field of entrants based on
several qualifying criteria. Over the course of the three-day
challenge, they will compete in the following six events:




1-Structured Cabling Systems (SCS) Installation

2-Copper Cable Terminations

3-Fiber Terminations

4-Cable Assembly

5-Cable Troubleshooting/Technical Support

6-Competency Exam



The
judges will be looking at a number of things to select the winner, such
as attitude, safety, use of tools and equipment, attention to detail
and aesthetics. The award ceremony will be held Wednesday morning,
April 30, during the closing session of the conference.




“This
event will be the first time that the installers will have a forum at a
BICSI Conference to showcase their talents,” said David M. Richards,
vice-president of Technical Training for PCC Network Solutions. “Giving
the front line BICSI installers and technicians their deserved
recognition is important to promote BICSI best practices and the future
RCDDs of the ITS industry.”




Hurry! The deadline for application is March 15. CLICK HERE for complete details, including the challenge schedule and application form.