NWSA honors AT&T, Black & Veatch and Teltech Communications as meeting sponsors

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The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) has recognized AT&T, Black & Veatch and TelTech Communications today for their instrumental role in hosting and sponsoring the recent NWSA Subject Matter Expert Task Force meetings that were held in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

NWSA President Don Doty presented plaques of appreciation to, from top, Lisa Hanlon, Lisa Trotter and Janie Hernandez

NWSA President Don Doty presented plaques of appreciation to, from top, Lisa Hanlon, Lisa Trotter and Janie Hernandez

From December 2015 through June 2016, the NWSA Telecommunications Tower Technician Task Force met at three venues to work on the development of the organization’s Telecommunications Tower Technician 1 (TTTI) and Telecommunications Tower Technician 2 (TTTII) computer-based and field-based certification examinations. The task force meetings were hosted at the Black & Veatch offices in Dallas, Tex.; at the AT&T University facility in Irving, Tex. and at the Teltech Communication’s/GrayWolves Telecom indoor training center in Carrollton, Tex.

To recognize these efforts, NWSA President Don Doty recently presented plaques to the key personnel who worked behind-the-scenes to make the task force meetings successful. Presentations and plaques were presented to Lisa Hanlon, Chairman and CEO of Teltech Communications; Janie Hernandez, AT&T University Conference Services; and Lisa Trotter, Project Support at Black & Veatch.

As part of the recognition announcement, the NWSA also highlighted the contributions of Cipov Enterprises, Inc., Enertech Resources, LLC and  Legacy Telecommunications, Inc. for sponsoring food, beverage and transportation services during the task force meetings.

“The success of a good meeting is often due to the behind-the-scenes preparation and positive atmosphere provided by the host companies and their administrative personnel,” stated NWSA Executive Director Chuck Slagle. “The NWSA is excited to formally recognize the contributions made by these sponsoring companies that have served to advance our assessment and certification program development objectives,” added Slagle.

The NWSA is a non-profit assessment and certification organization that has been established to provide thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills and provide verifiable worker certification in order to enhance safety, reduce workplace risk, improve quality, encourage training, and recognize the skilled professionals who work on towers and other non-standard structures.

NWSA is the result of collaborative efforts between a broad coalition of the industry’s leading subject matter experts, companies and stakeholders representing wireless carriers, tower owners, OEM’s, turnkey management firms, government agencies, public safety entities, small contractors, tower technicians and industry associations. Industry leaders have pledged to provide timely and relevant updates to the industry as key benchmarks are achieved in the establishment of NWSA’s national assessment and certification programs.

Companies interested in sponsoring future NWSA meetings can contact Executive Director Chuck Slagle at nwsa@nws-a.org. Industry workers, companies and stakeholders are encouraged to visit the NWSA website at www.nws-a.org to learn more about the organization.