About the Learning Alliance’s collaboration
The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) recently announced that graduates of the Optical Telecom Installer Certification (OpTIC Path) program will be shown in the Learning Alliance’s Talent Link applicant tracking system. FBA members and Learning Alliance partners can utilize Talent Link to find certified fiber technicians who are qualified to build fiber broadband networks efficiently and safely.
The Learning Alliance works to improve telecom workforce development by providing training to veterans and civilians. Learning Alliance teamed up with FBA in 2022 to offer FBA’s OpTIC Path course to give more fiber technician training opportunities and “build the much-needed pipeline of trained fiber field workers and keep fiber projects on schedule”.
From the release of the OpTIC Path program in 2022, the Learning Alliance has seen an uptick in class size by 40%, hired eight OpTIC Path instructors, and has placed 92% of its graduates into positions that have high starting wages.
What is Talent Link?
The Learning Alliance’s Talent Link is a tool for employer partners seeking skilled candidates. “The platform serves as a database of all Learning Alliance program graduates, including those completing FBA’s OpTIC Path course and other tower and wireless programs.” Employers have a bevy of filters at their disposal to find candidates from work experience, interests, location, and more. FBA member companies can use Talent Link and get access through their FBA membership portal.