Tempo Communications and the Electrical Training ALLIANCE enter a 5-year pact

Jan. 16, 2024
The company will provide various educational tools for students and local programs.  

Tempo Communications has become a Platinum Level Partner with the electrical training ALLIANCE (etA), enhancing the organization’s instructional efforts and curriculum development.

The electrical training ALLIANCE (etA) is a non-profit organization committed to delivering education in the electrical industry.

This Platinum Level partnership will focus on initiatives with the students in local programs and the electrical training ALLIANCE, including instructional efforts, product donations and curriculum development.

Additionally, Tempo will help drive training on fiber optic test and measurement practices. Tempo's broad product line will help ensure the NECA contractors who employ IBEW members remain current on the industry's latest and greatest product offers.

“We look forward to this new undertaking with the etA. One that will create a lasting partnership and help narrow the critical gap of fiber technicians as the USA evolves our national broadband infrastructure,” said Oleg Fishel, VP of Tempo.

Tempo’s involvement with etA reflects the growing opportunity to address the need to enhance the fiber industry workforce. This issue will become more acute as states and service providers look to move forward with projects funded by the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program.

Last May, the Fiber Broadband Association created its Workforce Development Guidebook, a resource for state broadband offices (SBOs), state and local workforce/economic development boards, and other equivalent agencies as they formulate their workforce development strategy for BEAD.

According to the government’s calculations, 150,000 telecom jobs will be created by BEAD. At the same time, the Fiber Broadband Association research estimates the industry will need over 205,000 new jobs in the next five years to construct, operate, and maintain these new networks in every state.

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Sean Buckley

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