Warriors4Wireless (W4W) is a nonprofit career development program designed exclusively to supply talented transitioning service members and veterans for employment in the telecommunications industry. We take pride in assisting our veterans with a unique opportunity to be trained and employed for careers in a booming technical industry that will benefit from having the best talent working for them.
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Warriors4Wireless (W4W) is a non-profit formed to bridge the gap between the demand for trained and deployable wireless technicians, and the thousands of qualified service men and women eager to transfer the skills they’ve learned in the military. Our organization provides training, advanced certification and transitional support, giving veterans the building blocks they need for an exciting and fulfilling career in the telecommunications industry.
Founded by veteran leaders in the wireless industry, W4W is now supported by a large number of telecommunications industry partners including American Tower, Crown Castle, MasTec Network Solutions, Shenandoah Tower Services, Site Link and more.
The United States military is undergoing one of the largest reductions of forces in recent history, leaving some of our bravest, most skilled workers out of a job. As they return from deployments, veterans are facing difficulties achieving employment in our tough economy, and are surrounded by those who do not know how to leverage the training and experience they have gained through their military service.
At the same time, the wireless industry is experiencing one of the most expansive build-out and upgrade periods ever. Carriers, utilities, federal agencies, wireless vendors and system integrators across the United States are facing a critical shortage of qualified and trained workers to support new and ongoing projects, significantly impacting the entire wireless technology ecosystem. It is estimated there are between 8,000 and 10,000 open positions that need to be filled in the next 18-36 months to keep pace with the industry-wide expansion and upgrade. The majority of those open positions require skill sets nearly identical to wireless deployment, maintenance and technical support positions of the military.
W4W optimizes the investment our country has made in our military personnel – and takes a collaborative approach in working with other entities focused on hiring veterans – enabling our partners in the wireless industry to keep pace with market demands. We help to provide the critical certifications for employment in the wireless industry, as well as baseline skills for other telecom positions.
The W4W program aims to have 100% job placement for participating and qualifying veterans.