The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers Foundation announced that the cable industry collectively donated $965,000 to its Advancing Cable Excellence (ACE) campaign.
The funds will be used to advance the capabilities of the cable telecommunications engineering workforce.
Corporate donors included:
- Alpha Technologies
- Cisco Systems
- Liberty Global
- Power & Telephone Supply
- Time Warner Cable.
The funding was announced last night by Mike LaJoie, executive vice president and CTO of Time Warner Cable and chairman of the SCTE board of directors, at the Chairman’s Reception at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando.
“As our industry continues to evolve, there is a growing need to ensure that current and prospective members of the cable workforce have access to new opportunities that can foster career growth,” said Tony Werner, executive vice president and CTO of Comcast and chairman of the board of directors of the SCTE Foundation. “The commitments that have been made by our initial ACE donors will enable the Foundation to offer programs that support the educational goals of cable engineering and operations professionals and increase the skills and the knowledge base of the industry.”