Keeping up with the constantly changing telecommunications industry can easily be a full-time job. Luckily, IBEW members have the National Coalition for Telecommunications Education and Learning to help, and to offer up-to-date training.

NACTEL is meeting the continuing education needs of working adults in the fast-paced telecommunications field.

Part of a coalition including the IBEW and Communication Workers of America, NACTEL offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s programs, all completely online. NACTEL partners with Pace University to offer an array of classes. Members who are interested in an essentials certificate or an associate's degree can choose from one of five tracks: telecommunications, video, mobile, networking and wireless. For those wishing to go further, there is a bachelor’s degree with a telecommunications concentration and a master’s in internet technology.

The curriculum is updated every year to keep up with industry breakthroughs, ensuring that students get the latest and most applicable training.

In keeping with its online approach, NACTEL will host a virtual open house on May 3rd. Attendees will hear from Pace University staff and have time to ask questions. Those interested can register for free at To accommodate as many schedules as possible, the webinar is offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited.