DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FUNDED PROGRAM WINS INTERNATIONAL DAVEY AWARDS

Educational tools recruit workers for the in-demand wireless industry
February 6, 2017

Petersburg, VA – The collaborative partners that form WirelessU, along with Full Capacity Marketing, Inc. (FCM), are proud recipients of two International Davey Awards for the development of a workforce educational video and website.  WirelessU is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative grant to develop a training program for the wireless workforce of the future, focused on educating veterans, displaced workers and others for careers in building and maintaining America’s wireless networks.

WirelessU Program Manager, Dr. Ephrem Eyob said, “Our partners focus on the needs of regional and national employers in the wireless industry to develop relevant curriculum for our students, followed by work-based learning opportunities and jobs this growing industry.”

WirelessU partners include Virginia State University, the Wireless Infrastructure Association, Crater Regional Workforce Investment Group, Richard Bland College of William & Mary, and the  Virginia Employment Commission.

“The website and educational video were designed to educate and recruit students and job seekers into programs that yield employment in the wireless industry,” said FCM CEO, Celina Shands. “More than 330 million Americans are wireless subscribers, and wireless network providers are projecting an 11X increase in traffic over the next five years, which drives demand for a skilled workforce in this industry.”

The Davey Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 700+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Condé Nast, Disney, GE, Microsoft, Monster.com, MTV, Yahoo!, and many others.

 “On behalf of the Davey Awards and our Academy, we want to applaud this year’s entrants and winners for their dedication and commitment to their craft; we offer our congratulations once again for the exceptional work they submitted,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Davey Awards.

For more information about the WirelessU program go to http://wirelessu.net/


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