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Information Network Cabling

Designing and installing cable systems for telecommunication and network communications.

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Why is this skill important?

Cable is the medium through which information typically moves from one network device to another.  The network cabling technician constructs telecommunication networks infrastructure, and installs the cabling for business and domestic users for services such as broadband, cable television and telephone.

This work is highly technical and requires detailed specialized knowledge in order to independently design and install networks that meet clients’ needs and conform to recognized industry standards.

In all cases, robust and reliable communications networks are critical to sustaining business success and maintaining the high level of connectivity we have come to expect in our world today.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Complex problems
  • Using computers
  • Using tools

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Competitors will have to show they can both cut and connect cables and optical fibres.

  • Competitors should be able to demonstrate how to install a wireless network.

  • Marks are awarded to those who can show an understanding of different types of cable and how they relate to other aspects of a network.

  • Judges are looking for someone who can work safely and to a high standard.

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How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.