TIRAP program

WIA Announces New Member on Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program Advisory Board

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) announced today that Brad Baumann, Vice President, Wireless Solutions for Gabe’s Construction Co., Inc., has joined the Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP) Advisory Board. He has 37 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.  

“The Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) board and its members appreciate the time and energy Brad spends to represent our industry on the TIRAP Advisory Board, and we know that his wisdom and hard work will benefit TIRAP, PCCA, the apprentices who receive training, and the businesses who employ the apprentices,” said PCCA President and CEO Tim Wagner. “We thank Brad, and we thank TIRAP for increasing contractor input in its program.” 

“Brad’s vast experience will shape TIRAP’s effort to grow apprenticeships in telecommunications just as WIA is implementing a Department of Labor grant as well as a new contract,” said WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein. “Brad will bring the perspective of our grant partners at the Power & Communication Contractors Association, as well as his effort to implement apprenticeships at Gabe’s.”    

Baumann has held several senior executive roles with CCI Systems, Advanced Communications, Inc., and Charter Communications. He has been a committed partner to Monroe County Community College (MCCC) and its expansion of curriculum related to the telecommunications industry. Baumann attended MCCC himself, previously served on the SCTE Lake Michigan Chapter Board, and currently serves on PCCA’s Education Committee.  


About WIA:
The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) represents the businesses that build, develop, own, and operate the nation’s wireless infrastructure. WIA advocates for the widespread, responsible deployment of wireless infrastructure to enable mobile broadband for communities everywhere.  

About TIRAP:
The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) is the National Sponsor of the Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP), a DoL-registered apprenticeship program. Since 2017, WIA has administered National Standards of Apprenticeship for DoL-approved occupations established under the program. Graduates receive national, industry-recognized credentials that certify occupation proficiency and expand opportunities for career advancement. WIA supports participating employers in promoting consistency and uniformity in training across occupations to improve the safety and quality of the wireless workforce.

Contact: Amy-Gabrielle Bartolac, Public Affairs Manager
703-621-0527 | Amy-Gabrielle.Bartolac@wia.org