April 25, 2019
Amy-Gabrielle Bartolac, Public Affairs Manager
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Wireless Infrastructure
Association’s (WIA) Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship
Program (TIRAP) is pleased to provide the Telecommunications 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,”
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
The Telecommunications Tower Technician
Mentoring and Education Guide is also available in English.
Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP) is a joint venture of
telecommunications companies, industry associations, and the U.S. Department of
Labor (“DoL”) that develops DoL-credentialed apprenticeship programs available
to qualified employers for career development of the telecommunications
TIRAP’s mission is to
partner with stakeholders to promote safety, enhance quality, and enable education
and advancement opportunities in the telecommunications workforce that will
meet network infrastructure build-out needs.
Infrastructure Association (WIA) is the National Sponsor of TIRAP.
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