Sign Up Now for NACTEL’s Mobile Technologies Certificate
February 17, 2012
An online learning program focused on mobile technologies is the latest offering of NACTEL, the National Coalition for Telecommunications Education and Learning, a partnership of leading corporations, the IBEW and the Communications Workers of America that has trained thousands of union members since 1997. Courses are also available in operating systems.
Students may choose to take individual courses to supplement job skills without committing to full degrees .Or they may apply the courses at a later date to 19-credit hour certificates or 64-credit hour associate’s degree in mobile technologies.
All NACTEL courses are online and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a member of the NACTEL coalition, IBEW can offer a tuition discount for its members.
For more information, visit: http://www.nactel.org/ibew/as-mobile.html
In addition to the mobile technologies curriculum, NACTEL invites workers to sign up for two-and four-credit courses on operating systems provided by Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science. The courses are 100 percent online and will help prepare industry students to troubleshoot the various operating systems they see in clients’ homes.
IBEW Media Department Director Jim Spellane, a member of NACTEL’s executive board, alongside a representative of the CWA and industry managers from Verizon, Frontier, CenturyLink and AT&T, says:
In a 2009 survey, the Business Roundtable painted an alarming picture of the state of training programs for high-tech careers in the U.S. Employers, the study reported, are demanding better skilled workers. But too often, the same employers fail to provide or design training that is both affordable and convenient for employees. Says Spellane:
Each year 550 students take an average of 2,500 NACTEL courses. Five hundred students have earned an associate’s degree. Two hundred have earned a bachelor’s degree.
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