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PCCA and WIA Announce Collaboration to Train 5G Workforce;
"More Good News for 5G" Says Commissioner Carr
The Power and Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) and the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) announced on May 1 that they will work together to expand training initiatives to establish a stronger wireless workforce with the skills needed to deploy 5G networks. PCCA has developed successful utility technician training programs at community colleges and plans to enhance them with WIA’s wireless curricula to teach workers skills they need for 5G. PCCA and WIA jointly briefed FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on their plans on May 1. Commissioner Carr has made a priority of supporting 5G workforce development.
2019 PCCA Contractor Survey Results
PCCA emailed its 2019 PCCA Contractor Survey on March 5 and emailed a reminder three weeks later. Thirty-three contractor members responded. The survey results are available here.
PCCA Announces 2019-2020 Scholarship Winners
During last week's 74th Annual PCCA Convention on St. Kitts, the PCCA Education & Research Foundation announced the recipients of its 2019-2020 scholarships: Joseph W. Ives, Wheaton, Ill.; Koyte Winemiller, Huber Heights, Ohio; Peyton R. Lewis, Cypress, Texas; and Rian S. Lamarque, LeClaire, Iowa.
PCCA 2019 Convention
Presentations and Seminars
March 15 - 20, 2019
- 2019 Economic Overview - Mark Bridgers, Continuum Capital
- Quality OSP Fiber Optic Cable Install - Gerry Harvey
- PCCA & WIA Partnership
- FMI M&A Report
- FMI Utility Construction Overview - Chris Daum
- Brett Kilbourne - Utility Technologies Council (UTC)
- PCCA & the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) - Sarah Magruder Lyle
- PCCA Government Relations Roundtable
(Presentations from previous meetings are in the Members Only area of the site under Education. Login required.)
Congratulations to State Technical College of Missouri!
August 27, 2018
In August, two separate studies named State Technical College of Missouri as the third-best two-year trade school in the nation, and when classes began on August 21, student enrollment at the school was the highest ever. PCCA worked with State Tech and PCCA-member Sellenriek Construction to help develop the school's Utility Systems Technician program. The program's first class started this semester.