The BICSI Europe Cabling Challenge is hotting up!

The BICSI Europe Cabling Challenge is hotting up!

Organised by telecoms training providers, CNet Training on behalf of BICSI this is the first year the popular Cabling Challenge has crossed the Atlantic from the US.

Sponsored by Corning, in addition to many other well known cabling related companies, the BICSI European Cabling Challenge really is a test of knowledge, talent and skills where cabling technicians are pushed to their limits in a number of cabling disciplines. With the heats now completed, it has whittled the competitive entrants down to just seven remaining finalists:

·         Martin Moorhouse – Computacenter

·         Robert Kerridge – Compacenter

·         Neil Canvin – The Cabling Group

·         Joe Moye – Cable Connect

·         Scott Etherington – Cable Connect

·         John Barrows – GCL

·         Samual Bunker – LMG

The climax of the competition will take place at the popular BICSI European Conference held in Edinburgh on 6th – 7th June. Here the finalists will be put through their paces and battle against the clock with four challenges covering the disciplines of structured cabling, copper and fibre terminations and cable assemble. Each challenge will include a number of specific tasks that must be completed to comply with current standards. The competitors will be assessed on skill, quality, accuracy and timing, judged by two of CNet Training’s long term instructors in addition to a well known guest judge.

The winner, in addition to being crowned the BICSI European Cabling Challenge Champion, will be jetted off to the States to compete against the Americans in the fifth annual BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge held in Orlando, Florida in February 2012. The ultimate champion will win a cheque and the honour of being the 2012 BICSI Cabling Challenge Champion.

Andrew Stevens, UK country chair of BICSI and managing director of CNet Training said, ‘The competition is really hotting up now – what a fun event where the cabling elite can really prove their skills to the world. I wish all the finalists the very best of luck and look forward to seeing the winner again in Florida in February. I would also like to thank the other sponsors of the event, without whom we would not have been able to run such a successful challenge; Mayflex, Belden, Brand-Rex, Networks Centre,  Fusion, Excel, Rittal, Mills and Support Comms.’

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