The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA)has begun an industry-wide fundraising campaign designed to support the development of the organization’s nationwide worker certification programs. NWSA made the announcement from the Wireless Infrastructure Association’s 2019 Connect (X) Conference in Orlando, Florida.
The NWSA initiative is based on a tiered-level of sponsorship opportunities companies and leaders can contribute to in order to support the mission of the organization. The NWSA donation levels include the following opportunities:
- Platinum Sponsor – $25,000 – (Includes 8 Free Certification Exams)
- Gold Sponsor – $10,000 – (Includes 4 Free Certification Exams)
- Silver Sponsor – $5,000 – (Includes 2 Free Certification Exams)
- Bronze Sponsor – $2,500 – (Includes 1 Free Certification Exam)
Additionally, all donors to the campaign will receive recognition from NWSA on its website as well as promotion at industry conferences through NWSA marketing materials and placement in industry advertising outlets as coordinated by NWSA. Companies and individuals interested in donating to the campaign are encouraged to contact NWSA Executive Director Duane MacEntee via e-mail.
“NWSA’s nationwide, portable and verifiable worker certification programs are developed by industry/for industry and are changing the game from a safety and quality perspective,” stated Executive Director Duane MacEntee. “Companies and stakeholders who elect to participate in this campaign have a unique opportunity to help shape the future and progression of the safety of telecom workers and the industry. The cost of certification development in advance of collecting fees for test taking has placed NWSA in a financial deficit. This fundraising program is intended to remedy this deficit and propel NWSA and the industry forward,” added MacEntee.
As part of the official launch, NWSA also highlighted the following companies as inaugural donors to the campaign:
- Black & Veatch – Platinum Sponsor
- SBA Communications – Platinum Sponsor
- Vertical Bridge – Platinum Sponsor
- Jacobs Telecommunications Inc. – Silver Sponsor
NWSA currently offers the following industry-wide certification programs: Telecommunications Tower Technician 1 (TTT-1), Telecommunications Tower Technician 2 (TTT-2), Telecommunications Tower Foreman and Antenna & Line Specialty Certification Program.
Other assessment and certification programs NWSA will likely unveil in the future include Rigging (basic and advanced), Structural Modifications, Small Cell/DAS Technician, Structural Modifications, Fiber Optics Technician, Gin Pole Operations and Broadcast Tall Tower Technician.
May 22, 2019