To help communications companies find qualified personnel, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is partnering with The Center for Military and Private Sector Initiatives to connect broadband companies with military-trained technicians.
A non-profit corporation, The Center for Military and Private Sector Initiatives was established in 1995 to help military personnel find jobs in the private sector. The Center estimates that between 10,000 and 15,000 program managers, engineers, technicians, and supervisors transition or retire from the military each year.
Military technicians receive training on a wide range of equipment and technologies, including digital message switches, wire, wireless (CDMA, TDMA), microwave and satellite transmission systems, ATM, voice-over-IP, TCP/IP, UPS power systems, fiber optics, multiplexing and encryption systems. They are also trained to install, configure, operate, test, troubleshoot and repair these technologies.
SCTE will provide The Center for Military and Private Sector Initiatives with an exhibit booth at Cable-Tec Expo this May and offer Web site links and other resources.