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NTIA Highlights CWA-Verizon Partnership to Develop Skilled and Well-Trained Telecommunications Professionals

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a case study last week showcasing the high-quality training programs that Verizon has developed with input from CWA members. The NTIA highlighted the role of the collective bargaining agreement between CWA and Verizon as part of a series of articles discussing different models for workforce development as states and other eligible entities develop their plans to successfully use the billions of dollars in funding for broadband infrastructure deployment available through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. As part of our larger effort to build broadband better, CWA supports expanded training programs to ensure that there is a skilled, union-represented workforce ready to modernize our telecommunications infrastructure and connect the unserved and underserved to reliable, high-speed internet.