Nokia's SAC Wireless Starts 5G Cell Tower Training Program for Military Veterans in the US

Nokia's SAC Wireless Starts 5G Cell Tower Training Program for Military Veterans in the US Image Credit: cpoungpeth/

As mobile operators in the U.S. begin to deploy 5G technology, there is a rapidly growing need for skilled, fully trained cell tower crews. While Nokia is working with operators to put the network infrastructure in place, its subsidiary, SAC Wireless, is laying the groundwork by recruiting and training military veterans for tower climber jobs.

With world-class training centers around the country, SAC Wireless offers veterans extensive, safety-focused training. SAC Wireless also outfits its 5G tower crews with the newest, state-of-the-art equipment available. Once their training is complete, military veterans re-enter the workforce with a cutting-edge skillset which will be used to deploy 5G, the next generation wireless technology that will transform not only how we communicate but how we live, work and play.

While job growth and opportunity in 5G is exploding, military veterans proportionally remain the highest unemployed segment of population in the U.S.

Cari Shyiak, CEO, SAC Wireless
Service men and women are eager to use the skills they learned in the military, and the rollout of 5G is an ideal opportunity to bring them into the telecom workforce.

Ricky Corker, President of Customer Operations for the America, Nokia
5G is an agent of change and growth for many industries and people. Mobile operators need skilled, job-ready workers to climb cell towers and assemble and construct the equipment on top of these towers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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