News From PCCA...
While our prayers certainly go out to all those affected by Hurricane Dorian, we are happy to report that Baha Mar, home to the 2020 PCCA Convention, was not directly impacted by the storm. The resort and the nearby Lynden Pindling International Airport are both fully operational, and the PCCA Convention will go on as planned.
The PCCA Convention runs from February 28 until March 4.
PCCA is sad to report the passing of Dave Moore, a dear friend and valued colleague to many in the association and throughout the industry. Dave, who worked for years at Dura-Line and Arnco, served on the PCCA Board of Directors and as chair of the Associate Member Council.
Dave was one of the genuinely nicest guys that you'll ever know, and he was a great asset to PCCA during some of the association's rocky times," PCCA Executive Vice President Tim Wagner said. "He will be dearly missed."
Tracking Various State Labor & Employment Laws
At the recent PCCA Mid-Year Meeting, labor attorney Greg Guidry, Ogletree Deakins, updated the membership on the multitude of laws, rules, and regulations--federal, state, and local--that employers must be aware of. The challenge of tracking these myriad laws is especially difficult for employers who work in multiple states. To help them track the relevant laws in states where they work, Ogletree Deakins provides several helpful maps that show where different types of laws apply.
2019 Mid-Year Presentations
Presentations from the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting are now available online below and in the Education area of the site:
- 2019-20 Economic Overview - Mark Bridgers, Continuum Capital
- Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law - Greg Guidry, Ogeltree Deakins
- RUS Update - Ken Kuchno, USDA
- PCCA-WIA Collaboration - Jonathan Adelstein, WIA
- PCCA Government Relations Roundtable - Eben Wyman, Wyman Associates
- Fiber Deployment, 5G and What's Next - Lisa R. Youngers, Fiber Broadband Association
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.
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.