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03/17/2019: "Low Voltage/Fiber Optic Training"

he San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is partnering with Rock Island to offer free training in low voltage wiring and fiber optic installation at Friday Harbor High School this April. This latest class in the EDC’s Trades Education Initiative is sponsored by the Washington State Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund, the Washington State Department of Commerce, Rock Island, and the San Juan Island School District.

The course will be taught by Rock Island Staff and will cover essential concepts in fiber optic design and installation, modern home networks, practical wiring, and what to expect from a career path in this trade.

The curriculum includes lectures, safety/tool usage demonstrations, field trips, and hands-on projects. All materials and tools will be provided. This program is intended for young people and career-changers considering a career in the trades. The course will benefit participating students as well as local employers. This class is free to residents of San Juan County, but space is limited and requires pre-registration as well as a filing fee of $10.

This 5-week course will run from 4:00-6:00 PM Mondays and Wednesdays from April 3rd through May 8th of 2019. There is no cost for the training, however pre-registration and a $10 filing fee are required. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 27th.

To apply, please visit the EDC’s website at For more information call the EDC office at 360-378-2906 or email EDC Trades Coordinator at

This program is sponsored by the Washington State Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund and the Washington State Department of Commerce, and Rock Island. The EDC’s Trades Education Initiative is additionally supported by San Juan County, the Town of Friday Harbor, the Port of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island School District, Heritage Bank, and Islanders Bank.

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