The Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP) is a joint venture of telecommunications companies, industry associations including the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL).
ANS Advanced Network Services proudly offers a highly recognized apprenticeship program built by and for telecommunications employers. TIRAP is a competency-based apprenticeship aimed at growing the productivity of the workforce as directly as possible. TIRAP defines career paths in a growing number of critical occupations, including tower technicians, wireless technicians, and utilities workers, along with leads and foremen.
- On-the-job training
- Classroom learning
TIRAP establishes the structure for consistency in safety, quality and subject matter expertise by outlining training that focuses on the scope of work and is in accord with the industry-wide standards.
Powered by the Wireless Infrastructure Association and with partners across the country, TIRAP provides training resources, support, and access to incentive funding for our members and other telecommunications companies. This registered apprenticeship program leads to a national credential recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor.
ANS offers the apprenticeship program to current ANS employees as well as newly onboarded candidates. ANS is committed to workforce development through various efforts:
- ANS In-House Electrician Apprenticeship Program
- Queensboro Community College, NY 5G Readiness Program - Internship
- North Central State College, Mansfield, Ohio - Tower Tech Program
- Educational presentations on the various career opportunities within telecom at tech schools from high school to colleges, BOCES & Hudson Valley Community College