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Fiber for Breakfast 2023 Week 48 – Workforce Development – The Clock is Ticking

The telecom industry needs to prioritize building a workforce and now the clock is ticking on the state planning process post NOFO. Industry leaders are here to help with workforce planning, providing resources to broadband offices and guidance on ways to leverage other funding. Apprenticeships, training, and education programs provide a strong opportunity to keep the pipeline filled and keep those four-year projects on track and ongoing agility in maintenance.

Join us for Fiber for Breakfast with Mark Boxer, Technical Manager at OFS, and Tim House, EVP, COO at WIA as they provide insights into the importance of industry partnerships and participation from internet service providers and contactors on how they can benefit from apprenticeships and apply for grant funding to expedite building their much needed workforce.