ARLINGTON, Va. – The Wireless
Infrastructure Association (WIA) and the National Association of Tower Erectors
(NATE) announced today that the Telecommunications Industry Registered
Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP) Board elected NATE Chairman Jimmy Miller to join
as a member.
“I am excited to serve as NATE’s representative on the TIRAP
Board of Directors,” said Jimmy Miller, President and CEO, MillerCo Inc.
“Apprenticeship-based training is tailor-made for the wireless infrastructure
industry and I look forward to collaborating with the TIRAP Board and
stakeholders from the public and private sectors to help achieve the industry’s
workforce development needs by expanding the number of participating companies
and workers involved in the program.”
“TIRAP is thrilled to welcome Jimmy
to our board as we work toward our priority of building a trained and safe
telecommunications workforce through apprenticeships,” said TIRAP Chairperson
Paul Roberts, Vice President, Compliance, American Tower Corporation. “TIRAP is
eager to expand its industry-wide collaboration for the common goal of training
the wireless workforce, which will support the growing demand for wireless
“The wireless workforce can develop and expand more rapidly through on-the-job, hands-on apprenticeship learning, and we look forward to working with Jimmy and NATE to build support throughout the telecommunications industry,” said Grant Seiffert, TIRAP Executive Director and WIA’s Vice President of Workforce Development. “Jimmy brings deep respect, a breadth of experience, and strong legacy of leadership to the TIRAP Board, and his industry involvement will be important for developing the 5G workforce.”
National Association of Tower
Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association in the wireless and broadcast
infrastructure industries providing a unified voice for tower erection, service
and maintenance companies. Today the Association boasts over 900 member
companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Cayman
Islands, Canada, China, Ghana, India, Italy, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Romania,
Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Arab
Emirates. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.
WIA is the National Sponsor of TIRAP – The Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program – a joint venture of telecommunications companies, industry associations, and the U.S. Department of Labor. WIA administers National Standards of Apprenticeship. Graduates of the program receive a national, industry-recognized credential that certifies occupational proficiency and provides opportunities for career advancement.
August 1, 2019
Public Affairs Manager, WIA
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