The SCTE and NCTC have announced a partnership in which the tech org will provide the latter small-cable-operator collective discounted training.
Under the agreement, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) will offer discounted online training courses to engineers of National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) companies. This includes the SCTE’s CORTEX Expert Development System.
In turn, NCTC members will support promotional opportunities that are intended to highlight what the SCTE feels are the benefits of its training.
“SCTE has always been a key provider of training for our industry,” said Rich Fickle, president and CEO of NCTC. “We believe that our ability to help technology workforces access SCTE•ISBE learning and development resources can help improve business results for our member companies.”
Based in Kansas, the NCTC includes over 850 small cable operators, who jointly negotiate programming and equipment purchases.
“Through alliances with organizations within and outside of the industry, we’re leveraging SCTE programs to drive real benefits for the cable telecommunications community,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE). “Our partnership with NCTC will enable positive outcomes for NCTC members via educational resources that have been developed in direct collaboration with the operator community, and that have been proven to improve service quality, increase subscriber satisfaction, and generate value.”