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Cable Technology Feature Article

March 09, 2011

SCTE and Comcast University Partner to Expand Technical Learning Opportunities

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), a non-profit professional association, and Comcast (News - Alert) University announced a strategic alliance to increase training resources for Comcast’s technical instructors and to ensure effectiveness of SCTE development tools. 

As per the agreement, Comcast University staff will have expanded memberships in SCTE. They will be getting training personnel with access to SCTE’s full complement of live, online and print training materials. SCTE and Comcast University will also partner for the creation of new technical learning opportunities. 

“Whether we’re optimizing the experience for our customers today or preparing our networks for the services of tomorrow, Comcast is committed to providing our workforce with the tools and training they need to provide the best possible results,” said Martha Soehren, chief learning officer for Comcast, in a statement. 

“Our relationship with SCTE will enable us to offer our trainers access to live classes, Webinars, certification training and other resources that can help them to more effectively facilitate Comcast University courses,” Soehren added.

The SCTE provides technical leadership for the telecom industry and serves members through professional development, standards and certification.

 “As a leader in the delivery of media and entertainment, Comcast is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of change in our industry,” said Daniel Howard, CTO of SCTE.  “By working closely with Comcast University, we can create new opportunities for the cable industry at large to ensure that their field professionals are prepared for the technology developments that are on the horizon.”

In February 2010, Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced that its Smart Energy Management Initiative is designed to help cable operators make full use of the financial and economical advantages of following green strategies.  

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf