First trainees readying up for Ohio’s tower technician Second Chance Re-Entry Progam

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NATE Second Chance Tower Technician

Above, center, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, at right, pose for a photo with individuals who will be participating in the Second Chance Re-Entry Program Pilot Telecommunications Tower Technician Pilot Co-Hort at North Central State College in Mansfield, Ohio.

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.


Pictured during the event are, from left: Nicole Paulette (Elevated Services LLC), Joey Deuer (Deuer Development), Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Todd Schlekeway (NATE President & CEO), Sheri O’Dell-Deuer (Deuer Development), and Dawn Smith (Deuer Development)

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.