ARLINGTON, Va. – Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh announced today the appointment of WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein to the U.S. Department of Labor’s recently reinstated National Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. The committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Labor on ways to better utilize the apprenticeship training model to provide equitable career pathways that advance the dignity of work for everyone, particularly in fast-growing industries and sectors.
“I am honored to be appointed to the Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. As the National Sponsor of the Department of Labor-registered Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP), WIA is the leader in developing telecommunications apprenticeships and workforce training crucial to the expansion of telecommunications infrastructure and the advancement of 5G technology,” said Adelstein. “With TIRAP now expanded to sixty employers and twelve officially recognized apprenticeships, I will leverage our experience in workforce development in the high-growth telecommunications industry to support the Advisory Committee’s mission. Thank you, Secretary Walsh, for recognizing the value of telecommunications apprenticeship.”
Department of Labor press release announcing the members of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20210920
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.
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.
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