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Vision Technologies dominates BICSI 2011 Cabling Skills Challenge


February 5, 2011
By Anthony Capkun

February 05, 2011

The results are in from the fourth annual BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge, which took place during the association’s Winter Conference in January. After competing in several events (including structured cabling, copper cable termination and firestopping, fiber termination, cable assembly, cable troubleshooting/technical support, professionalism, and a written competency exam) winners were named during Wednesday’s Annual Awards Banquet. Of the 22 individuals involved in the challenge, here are your winners in each level:

ITS Installer 1
1st: Garry Adams, Vision Technologies (Glen Burnie, Md.)
2nd: Matthew Novack, Liberty University (Lynchburg, Va.)
3rd: Edd Jones, Renfroe Communication Consulting (Fitzgerald, Ga.)

ITS Installer 2
1st: Jeff Johnson, Staley Inc. (Little Rock, Ar.)
2nd: Robert Bishop, Mon Valley Technologies (Morgantown, W.V.)
3rd: Vincent Santucci, Vision Technologies (Glen Burnie, Md.)

ITS Technician
1st: Jeremy Powers, Vision Technologies (Glen Burnie, Md.)
2nd: Jessie Spearman, Vision Technologies (Glen Burnie, Md.)
3rd: Lee Renfroe, Wiregrass Technical College (Fitzgerald, Ga.)

The overall winner, however, with the highest score of the competition was named the 2011 BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge Installer of the Year. Jeff Johnson of Staley Inc. walked away with the honour, a large trophy and a cheque for $5000. Other awards were donated by challenge sponsors, including Corning, Erico, HellermannTyton, Kurth Electronic, Optical Cable Corp., Panduit and Specified Technologies Inc.

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