Investing in communities and people to build wireless networks.

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.

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

Visionary

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

Integrator

Integrator

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

Builder

Builder

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

Connector

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.

Learn more or become a NextTech Network Technician partner or student by clicking the link below.

Learn more or become a NextTech Equipment Driver partner or student by clicking the link below.

Joining together to provide opportunities.

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T-Mobile

Mike Simpson

Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer

“I want our corporate values—diversity, equity, and inclusion—reflected in the suppliers we select and the employees they hire. NextTech Diversity is one way we are encouraging opportunity for underrepresented populations in the future telecom workforce.”

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Learning Alliance Corporation

Cesar Ruiz

President & CEO

“NextTech Diversity brings heightened awareness and engagement from the wireless infrastructure industry, which will be spending billions of dollars to build out 5G networks across America.”

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New Reflections Technical Institute

Mark Byrd

President & CEO

“We pride ourselves on being a diverse and innovative institute dedicated to providing training, education, cultural enrichment and life skills support. Our partnership with T-Mobile and NextTech Diversity will create opportunities for countless numbers of diverse and commercially licensed truck drivers.”