I recently found out about this ‘Warriors 4 Wireless’ program that is designed to get Veterans into the telecommunications industry, through jobs like Tower Climber, Network Admin, etc. This really sparked my interest as I’ve got tons of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits left after I left the service.
I also found a program locally at Texas A&M University Engineering Extension in Bryan, TX that offers a course called ‘Tower Technician Level One’ which is a $5,500 two week course also designed to get Vets into the Telecommunications industry. That’s a lot of money for a two week course, but I think the GI Bill covers it completely, minus some miscellaneous costs for the program (takes place in Mesquite, TX near Dallas). The program indicates that after successful completion graduates are paired up with industry leading companies to aid in deploying next generation networks, pretty neat. I touched base with A&M University the other day – they have plenty of openings, and a course starting in July that I am very interested in.
I didn’t want to keep these great programs to myself, so I’m sharing with the community! Feel free to spread the word. The TEEX program is open to all, the W4W program is specifically for Vets.