The Brainerd Dispatch reports…
Two staff members from Consolidated Telephone Company attended the Talent Pipeline Challenge Expo Wednesday, Nov. 2, at The White House in Washington, D.C.
Kristi Westbrock, CEO/general manager and Jeremy Przybilla, member services technician from CTC, joined the Communications Workers of America sharing information about jobs in the broadband industry and demonstrating how fiber strands are properly handled, spliced and tested.
The Talent Pipeline was introduced by the Biden-Harris Administration in mid-June and is a nationwide call to action for employers, education/training providers, and other entities to support workforce development in critical infrastructure sectors like broadband. The Expo highlighted the careers that will be impacted and created because of the federal government’s $65 billion investment in broadband via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law in November 2021.
As more money is invested in broadband, the industry will need more workers to get the job done!