Advantage Engineers joined with Warriors 4 Wireless (W4W) and PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association to pilot a program to train veterans in the telecommunications industry. The week-long course provided veterans the opportunity to learn about site acquisition and transitioning their skills to the civilian workforce.
The pilot program included eight students and ran from November 17-21, 2014. Topics included canvassing and searching for sites, site development, lease negotiation and zoning, roundtable discussions and regulatory and environmental documentation. Veterans also participated in fieldwork and site visits to get hands on training on towers and rooftops.
“We are excited to have partnered with Advantage Engineers, one of the leading professional service companies in our industry, on the newest W4W training curriculum,” said Kelley Dunne, CEO of W4W. “We look forward to additional offerings of this course through 2015 as well as launching new courses to provide additional career opportunities for our veterans.”
“This program is a great example of the effort to bring the wireless industry together with a very worthy cause: finding careers for our nation’s veterans,” said Jonathan Adelstein, President & CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association. “We’re proud to represent Advantage Engineers as a member of our association, and we salute them for helping to grow the wireless workforce of the future—those that will build the next-generation facilities needed to keep up with exploding demand for wireless broadband.”
W4W is a non-profit organization focusing on the training and development of veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce by supporting the placement process with top employers. PCIA represents the companies encompassing the telecommunications infrastructure industry and helping members to succeed in wireless communications.