|CIMA||Burnaby, B.C.||CIMA+||OPE Training|
|Encepta||Vancouver, B.C.||encepta.net||Training and consulting|
|Mountain View, CA||google.com||Telecommunications consulting|
|Langara College||Vancouver, B.C.||langara.ca||Technical instruction (future program) Open source GIS (QGIS)|
|GPG Technical Services||Burnaby, B.C.||Training and consulting|
|Light Brigade||Tukwila, WA||lightbrigade.com||Technical instruction|
|Northern Alberta Institute of Technology||Burnaby, B.C.||nait.ca||Technical instruction|
I am a Continuing Studies instructor at Langara College, where I teach courses in Geographic Information Systems using QGIS and other Open Source software with my colleague Jim O’Leary.
From the fall of 2014 mid-2016 I taught students how to design, install, and maintain fiber optic networks as an instructor for The Light Brigade. As an ETA registered certification administrator, I taught the fiber basics course FOI 1-2-3 and Advanced Fiber Optic Training courses. Students who successfully complete these courses and the related practical exercises and exams are eligible for professional certifications as described in detail on the Light Brigade’s website.
I was also a part-time instructor for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, in the Corporate and International Training division, teaching courses on TELUS Corporate Systems and Structured Cabling to TELUS employees and partners.
One of my first consulting clients, early in 2014, was GPG Technical Services an Outside Plant Engineering firm from Burnaby, B.C. My role here was to teach their technicians about some of TELUS’ engineering systems and practices.
In July and August, 2014, I provided technical consulting services to Encepta Corp., in Vancouver, B.C., teaching their employees how to use MicroStation CAD tools and other software , including an SAP-related estimating system, to create a permit drawing and order the associated materials for a small subdivision that was converting from aerial to underground telephone service.
In September of 2015, I had a short, but quite memorable, consulting gig with Google. They’re a fun company to work with!