Light Brigade, the fiber optic training subsidiary of infrastructure specialist AFL, headquartered in Tukwila, Wash., is working with the NeST Institute of Fiber Optic Technology PVT Ltd. of Kerala to introduce the Amal Jyothi NeST Center for Fiber Optics Technology fiber optics training program. Aiming to provide leading fiber optic training solutions to meet the high demand for skilled fiber optic technicians in India, the curriculum was developed by Light Brigade and approved by the Electronic Technicians Association International (ETA). Students who complete the training can earn an ETA Fiber Optic Installer certification. In addition, course graduates will be given job placement assistance across India and the Middle East. Larry Johnson, founder and director of Light Brigade, cuts the ribbon at the inauguration ceremony of the new fiber optics training center at Amal Jyothi College of Engineering in Kerala, India. Courtesy of Light Brigade. “Light Brigade is excited to be a part of the expansion plans for providing more fiber optic training opportunities in India,” said Larry Johnson, founder and director of Light Brigade. “This collaboration with the engineering college will provide more opportunities for people to be trained, and ultimately employed, as fiber optic field technicians.” Light Brigade provides instructor-led public and custom classes on fiber optic design, maintenance and testing including advanced topics such as fiber to the x, dense wavelength division multiplexing, polarization mode dispersion and chromatic dispersion. NeST Group is a developer of computer and communication technology including fiber optics, networking, microwave and software.