Build Your Workforce with
Registered Apprenticeship

Pathways for Telecommunications Careers

• 82 Employers
• 3,200+ Apprentices
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Built by and for telecommunications employers, TIRAP is a competency-based apprenticeship aimed at growing the productivity of the workforce as directly as possible. TIRAP defines career paths in a growing number of critical occupations, including tower technicians, wireless technicians, and utilities workers, along with leads and foremen. By establishing on-the-job training as well as classroom learning, these apprenticeships help you onboard and upskill your workers. This leads to better efficiency and safety —plus higher employee engagement and retention.

Powered by the Wireless Infrastructure Association and with partners across the country, TIRAP provides training resources, support, and access to incentive funding for our members and other telecommunications companies. This registered apprenticeship program leads to a national credential recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Benefits of Apprenticeship: An Employer-Driven Model

Skill Your Workforce

Recruit and develop a highly skilled workforce that helps you grow your business.

Positively Impact Your Bottom Line

Increase productivity and profitability.

Access State and Federal Support

Identify potential state and federal funding available to support registered apprenticeship.

Customize Your Training

Create flexible training options that ensure workers develop the right skills.

Retain Workers

Save costs and time, and prevent loss of company knowledge through retention. According to the Department of Labor, 94% of all apprentices continue employment after completing an apprenticeship.

Foster Diversity

Foster an inclusive culture that taps into diverse populations to fill high-demand jobs.