Ceremony Honored Brendan Carr, AT&T’s Susan Johnson, Reps.
Matsui and Guthrie as Wireless Workforce Champions
Arlington, Va.- The second annual WIA Awards generated over
$400,000 for wireless workforce education and training initiatives. The awards
honored champions of the wireless workforce by celebrating members of Congress,
the FCC, and industry who have made major contributions to develop the wireless
workforce needed to build America’s 5G wireless networks. The event was held
last night at the Conrad Hotel in Washington, DC.
will transform virtually every industry in the country and drive massive
economic growth – in fact, a half a trillion a year in economic activity,” said WIA President and CEO Jonathan
Adelstein as he opened the ceremony. “That means the whole country is
depending on us – the people and companies represented here tonight – to get
this done, get it done right, and get it done fast. If we don’t have the
workforce trained with the skills we need, we can’t win the global race to lead
annual event, hosted by the WIA Foundation, benefits wireless education,
training, and apprenticeships, such as the Telecommunications
Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP) and the Telecommunications
Prior to the ceremony, WIA also offered a 5G Outlook and Technologies Course
through their Telecommunications Education Center (TEC).
The full list of honorees and their award titles are below, along with photos and a link to the TIRAP video unveiled at the ceremony.
- Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner: Wireless Workforce Champion
- Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Calif.): Wireless Workforce Champion
- Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.): Wireless Workforce Champion
- Susan Johnson, EVP of Global Connections & Supply Chain, AT&T: Distinguished Service Award
- TIRAP video available here: https://wia.org/video/tirap/
- See photos below
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703-621-0527 | Amy-Gabrielle.Bartolac@wia.org
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