Todd Schlekeway, President & CEO of NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association, praised officials from the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction at today’s Second Chance Re-Entry Program event announcement in Dayton, Ohio.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, and AT&T Ohio President Molly Kocour Boyle also addressed attendees at the event, which took place at the Dayton Correctional Institution.
The announcement event recognized the upcoming Telecommunications Tower Technician 1 (TTT1) Pilot Program Co-Hort consisting of properly vetted incarcerated individuals nearing release. The Second Chance Re-Entry Program, a collaborative effort involving the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, and industry will be offered at North Central State College, which is located near a correctional facility in Mansfield, Ohio.
“NATE commends the State of Ohio, Governor DeWine, and Lieutenant Governor Husted for prioritizing workforce issues and investing in innovative communications infrastructure training programs,” said Schlekeway. “The TTT1 Second Chance Re-Entry Program is a perfect combination to upskill these individuals as they prepare to re-enter society and embark on a meaningful, promising career path in the telecommunications industry,” Schlekeway added.