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WIA’s TIRAP Provides Apprenticeship Materials in Spanish to Support Diverse Workforce

The Wireless Infrastructure Association’s (WIA) Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP) is pleased to provide theTelecommunications Tower Technician Mentoring and Education Guide in Spanish to address the nation’s growing Spanish-speaking population.

“TIRAP-participating employers are hiring in seven of the top ten Spanish-speaking states [1],” said WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein. “Reducing language barriers in the telecommunications industry is a no-brainer. Offering training materials in an apprentice’s native language will result in training efficiency, meaningful careers, and a more diverse workforce ready to build and maintain next-generation 5G infrastructure.”

“It is crucial to provide this resource to a diverse workforce so that each individual is able to clearly understand the program’s policies and procedures and can successfully progress from apprentice to fully-trained technician,” said TIRAP Chairperson David Sams. “Providing training materials in more than one language offers opportunity to a wider audience of individuals looking to join or remain gainfully employed in the workforce, and most importantly, these materials will have a positive impact on safety in the wireless industry.”

The Telecommunications Tower Technician Mentoring and Education Guide is also available in English.

NATE Webinar: How W4W and the Wireless Industry Can Team Up to Help Veterans

On Wednesday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. CDT, Kevin Kennedy, President and CEO of Warriors4Wireless (W4W), will conduct a live NATE webinar entitled How W4W and the Wireless Industry Can Team Up to Help Veterans.

This session with Kevin Kennedy will provide an overview of how:

Over 1,200 veterans successfully transitioned into wireless industry careers since 2014.
Over 50 industry hiring partners obtain contact information for interested and skilled veterans free of charge.

In 2018, 100% of climbing veterans trained received job offers within 35 days.
The Veteran’s GI Bill investment into tower technician training means hiring superb entry level technicians.

To register, please go to:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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