Workforce Development in Telecommunication Sector: Apprenticeship Investments in Support of Broadband and 5G

Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

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The Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (“TIRAP”) is a joint venture of telecommunications companies, industry associations and the U.S. Department of Labor that develops credentialed apprenticeship programs available to qualified employers for career development of the telecommunications workforce. The grant will provide the necessary funding to design curricula and deliver training to develop qualified applicants for placement in middle- to high-skilled jobs nationwide that will accelerate 5G deployment for America’s 5G Apprenticeship Initiative.

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Higher Education Institution

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The five committed technical partner schools selected by the program include: State Technical College of Missouri, Terra State Community College (Ohio), Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Monroe County Community College (Mich.), and Somerset Community College (Ky.).

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Digital Skills Training

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Curriculum-development and training for registered apprenticeship programs for network and IT related occupations.