SCTE and Cable Center launch new ‘intrapreneur’ training bursary
The SCTE is proud to present two new training bursaries for its members, in conjunction with The Cable Center in the USA, for its new future-focused leadership programme and entrepreneurship academy (TCC-IA). This nine-week life skills programme is specifically aimed at rising stars in the cable industry and will educate and empower industry ‘up and comers’ to be more entrepreneurial with projects and become ‘intrapreneurs’ (envisioning and effecting innovation in their organisation’s corporate structure).
“TCC-IA is a high-impact programme designed to help participants, particularly mid-level managers and new directors, develop the tools needed to help their ideas become realities,” said Jana Henthorn, President and CEO of The Cable Center. “The programme provides incredible visibility to cable industry leaders and leadership within the participants’ own organisations.”
The Cable Center graduated 17 ‘intrapreneurs’ last Autumn from five cable organisations including Charter, ARRIS, Cisco, Liberty Global and Evolution Digital. Several cable industry leaders participated in the training which included presentations from industry stalwarts such as Phil McKinney (President and CEO, Cable Labs).
This September’s Autumn session includes travel to the Cable Center’s headquarters in Denver (USA) for the initial week’s session, including trips to Charter Communications’ Technical Centre, followed by online self-study (with chat groups) and a final trip to Denver for graduation. Bursary candidates are expected to actively blog about their experiences during the course and include a report for SCTE’s Broadband Journal and The Cable Center. The Cable Center will underwrite the cost of the course and SCTE will pay for travel and accommodation in the USA.