The SCTE (Society for Broadband Professionals) and BECIL (Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Ltd.) have signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding, enabling BECIL to teach SCTE cable training to India’s cable engineers and technicians.
“This is a historic moment for both our organisations and for the provision of structured cable training in India,” said Dr Roger Blakeway, President of SCTE. “We are offering three intermediate training courses to the Indian market – Installation Technicians, Service Technicians and Network Technicians, each with internationally recognised certification. BECIL will set up training centres to teach these courses to cable technicians and engineers in India, starting in New Delhi.”
SCTE training courses have achieved wide acceptance as the standard for young technicians wishing to enter the field of cable telecommunications and for those wishing to advance their knowledge and career prospects. They are used in-house by a number of operating companies and SCTE engineers can be found working in variety of international organisations.
BECIL is a Government of India enterprise, under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and provides a range of services in broadcasting and ICT as well as providing technical updates to the Ministry. Its clients include the Indian Government, Indian security agencies and educational institutions, media houses and TV channel/private FM operators.
Under a separate arrangement with BECIL, the SCTE’s EMEA training partner, CTTS, will be providing expert training and guidance on the set-up of training centres into India.
Founded in 1945, the SCTE is a Learned Society and non-profit making organisation whose aim is to raise the standard of broadband engineering in the telecommunications industry. The Society particularly concerns itself with the training and career advancement of technical professionals in this field.
The SCTE stages lecture meetings eight times per year at the IET in London and through its Benelux Group at selected European venues as well as in the Balkans. The Society chairs the British Standards Committee for cable systems and represents the UK at European (CENELEC) and world (IEC) levels.