PANGAEA offering Fiber Optic scholarship 

Published 10:50 pm Thursday, May 2, 2019

PANGAEA, a nonprofit internet service provider in Polk and Rutherford Countiesis offering scholarship to attend Fiber Optic Splicing training. To apply, visit Deadline to apply is May 22, 2019. 


PANGAEA will provide one $750 scholarship to attend the four day Fiber Optic 1-2-3 training course to be held on July 9-12, 2019 in Spartanburg, SC. The total cost of the program plus certification is $1,510. The scholarship award winner will be responsible for the remaining $760 of the total cost.    

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Training Program: 


This four-day class has been developed with 16 hours of classroom and 16 hours of hands-on skills labs to provide practical understanding and skills required to properly design, install, and maintain fiber optic networks. Students will use the latest fiber optic technology and equipment to learn how to splice, connect, test, and troubleshoot optical fiber networks in order to increase efficiency, reliability and on-the-job safety as well as reduce cost and downtime. The funds will also be used to certify each student through the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA). ETA-certified technicians are professionally recognized as having the knowledge and skills to meet international de facto electronics industry standards.  


To apply, student Requirements reside or attend school in Polk or Rutherford Countybe at least a high school senior or above, must demonstrate achievement in education and/or work experience and may not be a director or employee of PANGAEA Internet. 


Questions:  Carolyn Whitehead, PANGAEA Office