After months of curriculum development, training and extensive review, Warriors 4 Wireless Co-Founder and President, Kelley Dunne, has chosen Texas-based Safety LMS to be the exclusive training partner for their premier program. Safety LMS will provide curriculum, instructors and training for returning veterans as well as all future W4W instructors.
“All of us at Safety LMS are very proud to have been chosen from the vast list of training organizations in the USA. It is an honor to be able to give back to these fine individuals that have given so much to protect our freedom,” said JP Jones, Safety LMS VP of Training.
In making the announcement, Dunne said, “Safety LMS has a legacy of leadership, passion and complete commitment to the tower industry and they had the willingness to roll up their sleeves and help us build the programs that are best suited for our partners and our transitioning veterans. It has been incredibly rewarding to see our warriors transition their leadership and technical training to skills and competencies that can make our industry a better place to work and have a career.”
The Warriors 4 Wireless program, an industry supported national non-profit, was launched at the White House in late November of 2013 and has since opened its training programs at Aiken Technical College in S.C., Grey Wolves Telecom in Dallas, Tex; and the most recent training partner facility at Shenandoah Tower Service in Staunton, Virg. Other training facilities are in the works and W4W plans on placing many more veterans in positions with telecommunications companies across the USA.
The soldiers’ current training includes Introduction to Wireless Technology, LTE Technology, Standards and Regulations, Fundamentals of RF Radiation, Basic Rigging Principles, Capstan Hoist Operation, Tower Site Hazard Assessment, Authorized Climber/ Authorized Rescuer, OSHA 10 Hour and First Aid/CPR/BBP.
Warriors 4 Wireless was formed to bridge the gap between the demand for trained and deployable wireless technicians and the thousands of qualified servicemen and women eager to transfer the skills they learned in the military to civilian careers.
It will provide training, advanced certification and transitional support for veterans, giving them the building blocks they need for lucrative new careers in the telecommunications industry. For information on how to support the program or hire a W4W veteran, visit Warriors 4 Wireless.
Emphasizing the need to hire returning veterans, President Obama said during last week’s State of the Union address, “If you want to get the job done right, hire a veteran.”