A Workforce Discussion with NATE’s Todd Schlekeway & Consultant Dr. Gemma Frock


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We all rely heavily on our internet service and wireless devices to stay connected, especially through this pandemic.

With mobile data demand surging and 5G deployments ramping up, the need for qualified tower technicians to install and test wireless network infrastructure is greater than ever.

Yet there is a critical shortage of tower techs. Thousands more are needed. NATE – The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association recently conducted its 2020 Workforce Survey to find out where its members stand on handling increased field work and importantly, the challenges these contractors face in hiring and sustaining field force levels.

John Celentano, Inside Towers Business Editor discusses with Todd Schlekeway, NATE President and CEO, and Dr. Gemma Frock, consultant to NATE, what the survey findings mean for wireless workforce development. Hear this and much more on the podcast, available on our website, Amazon Music, Spotify and iTunes.

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