After taking the top spot in the Snake River SCTE (Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers) Competition in Boise earlier this year, Sparklight Advance Technician Jeremy Stoddard was selected to represent the Rainier Region nationally at the annual Cable-Tec Games in New Orleans last month, where he earned two medals.
The annual Cable-Tec Games underscores the value of developing technical workforce expertise. Stoddard reflects the value of development. In his 11-year tenure at Sparklight, he’s worked his way up from field technician to senior tech, then system tech, and now advance tech. This was Stoddard’s first trip to nationals, which resulted in a bronze medal in Cable Splicing and a bronze medal in Cable Jeopardy.
“I encourage anyone who has the opportunity to compete in the games to do so with no hesitation. It was a fun and rewarding experience that I will never forget,” said Stoddard, who credits the support from his leaders at Sparklight for helping prepare him for competition.
“We are proud of the way Jeremy has represented Sparklight and Idaho Falls both regionally and nationally,” said Sparklight’s Idaho Falls General Manager Maury Lee. “Jeremy embodies the Sparklight brand principles of being committed and proactive, and his accomplishments are a reflection of his dedication to our customers and community.”
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) drives business results for service providers and vendors through technology innovation, standards development and industry-leading training and certification. In partnership with CableLabs® and NCTA, SCTE builds value for corporate and individual members by enabling accelerated delivery of products and services, superior workforce expertise and increased customer satisfaction. SCTE and its global brand, ISBE, annually produce SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®, the largest cable telecommunications technology, educational and business development event in the Americas. More at www.scte.org.