As our country prepares to celebrate its freedom on the Fourth of July, the cable industry continues to enhance its commitment to our nation’s military veterans.
Cable – which has long been committed to finding jobs for veterans once their career in the military is over – has ramped up this mission in recent weeks through several announcements.
First, Charter Communications announced it is expanding its Broadband Technician Apprenticeship Program to its entire 41-state footprint. The program currently has 1,000 Charter employees enrolled in five states. The program not only provides on-the-job training, but veterans who complete it can collect tax-free G.I. bill benefits in addition to a paycheck. Former service members already make up 13 percent of Charter’s workforce.
Earlier, in April, Comcast revealed that it is on track to reach its goal to hire 10,000 veterans, reservists, or their spouses or partners by the end of 2017. Currently, 14 percent of Comcast’s employees are veterans, National Guard and Reserve members or military spouses.
In addition, NCTI, which offers certification and self-paced distance learning courses for cable professionals, recently announced two partnerships – with Wireless4Warriors and The Learning Alliance – to train additional workers for the cable and broadband industries.
Cable salutes our nation’s military veterans on the Fourth of July and year-round