Learning Alliance Corporation (LAC), a Florida-based telecommunications education center building stronger workforce development for trades, was excited to welcome Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to its campus in Tampa on July 14, 2021.
During his visit, Carr toured the facility, had a chance to climb LAC’s 150-foot training tower, interacted with current students, and provided insight on telecom workforce development opportunities to executives and board members. Carr also discussed the demand for qualified workers to build out the necessary infrastructure. During his tower climb, Carr participated in a job hazard analysis, safety briefing, and certification check. He also spoke at length to current students about the new innovations that will come along with the increased capacity of 5G systems.
Carr explained how “There’s not a lot of people that know we have a 20,000 job void and we can fill people almost immediately and we need to make sure there’s the support structure, that there are loan programs, apprenticeship programs. We’re just talking, there’s a lot of decisions going on right now in the state and back in Washington about infrastructure bills. We need to make sure that we include in that, pathways for people to get into these types of programs right here. So, I’m really proud of the work that teachers are doing here and of the LAC organization.”
Also among the day’s activities were discussions regarding LAC’s partnership with T-Mobile and the NextTech Diversity Program – an initiative designed to guide underrepresented candidates into the industry.
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