Precision Cables is a key distribution partner for Draka UC Connect, and Precision’s Business Development Manager, Geoff Byrne is a big fan of CPD. As a result, Geoff has initiated a series of Draka-hosted CPD sessions as a means of raising awareness of the capability and quality of Draka’s UC Connect cabling solutions. Last year, CPD sessions arranged by Geoff had more attendees than the sessions arranged by any other individual, an achievement which Draka recognised by rewarding Geoff for his efforts.
Part of the Prysmian Group, the world’s leading cable manufacturer, Draka currently provides three ‘Lunch & Learn’ CPD sessions covering a diverse range of topics developed to educate and inform professional engineers in the UK and Ireland.
Currently available topics are:
- 10Gb copper structured cabling (shielded and unshielded)
- A guide to structured cabling
- Remote powering (a guide to PoE)
The CPDs are presented by Draka’s technical experts, who have an extensive knowledge of the subject areas and the capability to field technical questions and offer practical advice at the question and answer session that concludes each presentation.
The certified CPDs provide an informative way for engineers and technologists working in the M&E sector to spend a lunch-time. Draka’s CPDs are particularly useful for those engineers who are members of professional institutions which have a requirement for members to spend a minimum number of hours a year attending educational events to help further their technical knowledge.
CPD sessions are also popular with the hosting businesses because they provide a structured, practical approach to developing skills and knowledge that is invaluable in helping the organisation maintain a sustainable, competitive advantage. Continuing education of the workforce can also be a useful tool to help retain staff.
The ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions have been so successful that this year Draka has committed to developing a further 12 presentations to keep consultants informed of the latest technical developments in the communications cabling sector.
CPD presentations and technical seminars can be booked through any UC Connect distribution partner or by contacting your local Draka representative.