Wednesday, June 14, 2023 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The new Internet for All programs, such as the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) and the Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) grant programs, are supporting the development of new workforce opportunities tied to expanding high-speed internet infrastructure across America. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is responsible for administering these grant programs and recently issued a workforce planning guide for the BEAD Program. NTIA encourages BEAD eligible entities, and state and territory broadband offices to collaborate with local partners to develop a workforce that is prepared for the various types of employment opportunities expected for BEAD implementation. PHAs and other HUD-assisted housers could be perfect partners! During this webinar, NTIA will: Provide an overview of the Internet for All programs; Review BEAD workforce development requirements; Identify opportunities and strategies for HUD-assisted communities and state broadband leaders to work together to prepare communities for the new employment opportunities made possible by BEAD investments; Introduce minority-serving institutions of higher education funded under NTIA’s CMC Program that could assist in delivering workforce training to HUD-assisted residents; and Take your questions!