Registered Apprenticeship Programs: A Workforce Development Strategy

National Sponsor of Registered Apprenticeship Program

The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) is the National Sponsor of the registered apprenticeship program known as TIRAP. Since 2017, WIA has administered National Standards of Apprenticeship along with the United States Department of Labor approved, apprenticeable occupations associated with the program. Graduates of the program receive a national, industry-recognized credential that certifies occupation proficiency and provides opportunities for career advancement. WIA’s approach, working with participating employers and industry advisors, promotes a consistency and uniformity in training across occupations.

Why Join a Registered Apprenticeship Program?

Apprentices obtain paid, relevant workplace experience while acquiring the skills and credentials that employers value.

Paid Job - Earn as you learn as you develop new skills and responsibilities.
Credentials - Receive an industry recognized and nationally portable credential.
Jumpstart Your Career - Ease the transition from school to career by working and learning at the same time.
Education - Gain workplace relevant skills in the field of your choice through on-the-job learning.
Mentorship - Connect with mentor(s) in your chosen industry who can help you advance your career.

Employer Benefits Include:

Skilled Workforce - Recruit and develop a highly skilled workforce that helps you grow your business.
Positive Impact to Your Bottom Line - Improve productivity, profitability and your bottom line.
Reduce Turnover - Minimize cost with reduced turnover and liability.
Customizable Training - Create flexible training options that ensure workers develop the right skills.
Retain Workers - 94% of apprentices continue employment after completing an apprenticeship.
Diversity - Foster a diverse and inclusive culture.