SOURCE: Fluke Networks

April 04, 2007 04:00 ET

Fluke Networks Enters Into Global Sponsor Partnership With WorldSkills International

One of Only Seven Global Sponsors, Fluke Networks Supports World Finals of Student Competition This Fall in Shizouka, Japan

EVERETT, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 4, 2007 -- Fluke Networks, provider of innovative Network SuperVision Solutions™ for the testing, monitoring and analysis of enterprise and telecommunications networks, has entered into a Global Sponsor Partnership with WorldSkills International. The first major sponsor event involving Fluke Networks will be the "International Skills Festival for All" to be held during November, 2007 in Shizouka, Japan.

WorldSkills (formerly known as the "Skill Olympics") has come to symbolize excellence in vocational education and training. The WorldSkills Competition draws the best students from regional and national skill competitions held currently in over 45 countries/regions. Competitions are held in 40 official categories, including network-related fields such as telecommunication distribution technology and IT/software applications.

"Our partnership with WorldSkills International allows Fluke Networks to help support, train and develop the workforce of tomorrow," said Paul Caragher, Fluke Networks President. "The young people demonstrating their skills at this year's competitions will be the ones entering the workplace in the very near future. This type of real-world vocational training benefits everyone."

"WorldSkills International welcomes Fluke Networks as our newest Global Sponsor Partner," said David Hoey, Secretary General for WorldSkills International. "We recognize and thank Fluke Networks for their support of local and national events in past years, and look forward to the company's involvement on a global scale."

Fluke Networks' Global Sponsor Partnership is further example of the company's ongoing commitment to education and skill development in the workplace. Additional activities in this area include Fluke Networks' continuing partnership with Cisco Systems, providing Cisco Networking Academies with access to essential test tools. Fluke Networks has also developed a networking lab course for vocational schools, college, and universities. Titled "Enterprise Network Testing, Monitoring & Analysis Solutions," this course helps both with career development and preparation for the WorldSkills competition.

The 39th WorldSkills Competition will be held in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, November 14 to 21, 2007. Over four days of competition, more than 850 young people drawn from over 45 member countries/regions will test themselves against tough international standards in 47 key skills and technologies. These competitors will be contending for gold, silver and bronze medals in each skill category.

About Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks provides innovative solutions for the installation and certification, testing, monitoring and analysis of copper, fiber and wireless networks used by enterprises and telecommunications carriers. The company's comprehensive line of Network SuperVision™ Solutions provide network installers, owners, and maintainers with superior vision, combining speed, accuracy and ease of use to optimize network performance. Headquartered in Everett, Washington, the company distributes its products in more than 50 countries. More information can be found by visiting Fluke Networks' Web site at or by calling (800) 283-5853.

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