Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

The Key To Bridging The Wealth And Skills Gaps Through Wireless Apprenticeship


Featuring Presentations by the Wireless Infrastructure Apprenticeship Access Initiative (WIAAI – MMTC, National Urban League, and the Wireless Infrastructure Association), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
 
Description: 
Apprenticeships have been lauded as having greater value than a four-year college degree in industries in which the skills gap creates labor shortages.  Can apprenticeships be the solution to bridging both the skills gap and the persistent wealth gap between minority and majority communities? The WIAAI is a consortium of the National Urban League, the Wireless Infrastructure Association, and MMTC, who have partnered under the U.S. Department of Labor’s ApprenticeshipUSA equity initiative to achieve greater diversity and inclusion in the telecommunications industry through apprenticeships.  The panelists discuss the DOL’s $90 million investment in apprenticeships and its value to the U.S. economy.    
 
Moderator:
Maurita Coley Flippin, Executive Vice President, MMTC – @MauritaColey @MMTConline
 
Special Remarks:
Daniel Villao, Deputy Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor – #DanielVillao @USDOL
 
Panelists:
Debra Bennett, Training Consultant & Director of Apprenticeship, Wireless Infrastructure Association – #DebraBennett @WIAorg
Ronald Marlow, Vice President of Workforce Development, National Urban League – #RonaldMarlow @NatUrbanLeague
Rikin Thakker, Ph.D., Vice President of Telecommunications and Spectrum Policy, MMTC – @RikinThakker @MMTConline
Daniel Villao, Deputy Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor – #DanielVillao @USDOL

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017  View the photo gallery of the session here .

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