The Telecommunication Education Center (TEC) is a dynamic learning program devoted to improving education, quality of work, and safety within the telecommunications industry. TEC trains the wireless workforce for the future to meet the demands of 5G.

TEC is developed by the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) with significant contributions from academia, subject matter experts, and WIA members. TEC partners with businesses to meet training, education and professional development needs through unique blended learning environments: classroom, field and online.

WIA is the national trade association that represents the businesses that develop, build, own and operate the nation’s wireless infrastructure. Members include wireless carriers, infrastructure providers, and professional services firms that collectively own and operate telecommunications facilities around the globe.

Through public affairs and advocacy efforts—on the local, state and federal level—WIA works to support the widespread deployment of wireless infrastructure in order to enable wireless broadband everywhere.

WIA Members receive a discount on TEC training

Training through Various Platforms for Comprehensive Learning

Instructor-Led Classroom
The TEC team will provide traditional classroom-style training onsite or at a preferred training location. Learners and instructors can interact and discuss the training material individually or in a group setting, delivering the most practical and hands on experience for your workforce.
Live Webinar
The TEC team offers an interactive instructor-led webinar where attendees can ask questions with access to an on-screen chat bar and engage with the instructor other attendees and follow along with the material shared. Perfect for companies with remote employees, multiple office locations and varying schedules.
eLearning
Select TEC courses are offered publicly as eLearning modules that can be completed at the student’s convenience provided through electronic devices such as computers, tablets and mobile phones. This makes it easy for users to learn anytime, anywhere, with few, if any, restrictions.

Our Instructors

Dr. Rikin Thakker
Dr. Rikin Thakker

Dr. Rikin Thakker is the Vice President of Telecommunications and Spectrum Policy at the Multicultural…

Phil Ziegler
Phil Ziegler

Phil Ziegler has 35 years of experience in wireless communications that include tactical military systems,…

Barbara Burba
Barbara Burba

Barbara Burba is the CEO of Amerisite Wireless Development. Amerisite is a diversity certified woman…

Dr. Michael Dellomo
Dr. Michael Dellomo

Dr. Dellomo is the Associate Director and Advisor to the Masters in Telecommunications Program at…

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Membership

The Wireless Infrastructure Association is the principal trade association representing the companies that make up the wireless telecommunications and broadcast infrastructure industry. Join the experts with over 60 years experience helping to build the industries that comprise the wireless telecommunications sector. Today, WIA is the only association that dedicates itself to representing the unique business needs of the wireless infrastructure industry.

We provide industry leadership by giving our members the expertise to address pressing regulatory, marketplace and technology issues that have the highest impact on their businesses. WIA and its members work together to ensure that communities are able to meet critical wireless communications needs without compromising safety, or environmental and aesthetic priorities.

Here is a sampling of what WIA membership offers you

  • Networking
  • Discounts on exhibit space, sponsorship, and attendee fees at WIA events
  • “Hot Topic” educational seminars on important industry issues
  • Alerts on issues & industry actions
  • White Papers & policy analysis
  • Tools & guidance for local regulatory outreach, community and media relations

We are active around the country disseminating news about real issues and challenges that face our members. Let WIA provide you with tools, information and opportunities to succeed. Join the team that is shaping the wireless infrastructure industry, and equip yourself and your company with the resources that lead to success.