Investing in communities and people to build wireless networks.

The NextTech Diversity Program provides a mix of investment, outreach, professional training, certification & licensing, and job placement services. With industry-wide support, we will kick-start careers for hundreds of women and men of color.

The power of the program.

America’s wireless networks and customers are ready for a massive dose of 5G. There are more than 20,000 jobs for new network technicians, tower crews, and commercially licensed drivers to transport and build the needed infrastructure.

Today, women and men of color make up a small percentage of all these jobs.

The NextTech Diversity Program commits to making a significant impact in three important ways:

1. Graduating, certifying and/or training all eligible candidates in the program.
2. Guaranteed job placement services for all eligible candidates after graduating with certifications and/or a commercial driver’s license.
3. Supporting candidates for 12 months after job placement with career counseling, ranging from career development to financial management.

Our partners

NextTech Diversity is a program that everyone in wireless can get behind. We’ve contracted with a diverse supplier that delivers outstanding telecom training. NextTech Diversity’s success depends on the support from companies that build America’s wireless networks. We’re looking to fill the following four pledge levels:

Visionary

These are the companies making the biggest commitment: Funding a total of 200 students—40 students every year—from 2021 to 2025.

Integrator

Supporting 10-39 candidates annually is amazing—and it’s even better with a 5-year commitment.

Builder

Builders will cover the costs for 5-9 training spots every year.

Connector

When a company pledges to cover the costs of 1-4 trainees each year, that’s a real commitment that will have a real impact on peoples’ lives.

About Learning Alliance Corporation.

With nearly $1 million in seed funding, Learning Alliance Corporation will oversee recruitment, training, certification, and job placements—and the cost of the candidates’ schooling is completely covered through NextTech. The Learning Alliance partners with small, medium, and large tower companies across the United States and are closely aligned with the Wireless Infrastructure Association’s Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP).

About New Reflections Technical Institute.

New Reflections Technical Institute began as an entrepreneurship, business, and socialization program focused on youth in the Greater Kansas City area. Now, NRTI offers training and education, including a Commercial Driver’s License Class A training, in addition to courses like Bookkeeping & Accounting, Computer User Support, Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, Carpentry Fundamentals, and Call Center Representative.

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