ARLINGTON, Va. – Feb. 4, 2019 The Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP) is pleased to release its Telecommunications Tower Technician Mentoring & Education Guide. This resource is designed to support participating employers, apprentices, and apprentices’ mentors in developing Telecommunications Tower Technicians to serve the needs of the telecommunications workforce. The Wireless Infrastructure Association is the National Sponsor of TIRAP.
“Successful completion of apprenticeships is crucial for the development of the workforce in the telecommunications industry,” said TIRAP Chairperson David Sams. “An apprenticeship is a proven path for structured on-the-job learning to develop a skilled worker. The Telecommunications Tower Technician Mentoring & Education Guide will be an indispensable tool for companies striving to develop their employees’ skill sets to build future wireless networks.”
This guide provides illustrative examples of tasks for employers and mentors to use and serves a dual purpose by assisting both mentors and apprentices in documenting the progression of the apprentice in key skills, knowledge, and competency.
The Telecommunications 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 workforce.
The 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.
The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) is the National Sponsor of TIRAP.
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