Nov 8 2019

Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) visited Charter Communications, Inc. to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and Veterans Day at its regional operations center and technician training facility in Morrisville.
Charter’s Spectrum Broadband Technician Apprenticeship Program comprises classroom, online and on-the-job training for technicians, who install the company’s broadband, video and voice services and maintain the company’s local networks, as they progress in their careers. Upon completion, technicians are awarded a national certification through the U.S. Department of Labor. Participants who are veterans can also earn GI Bill benefits as they transition to their post-military careers.
“I want to thank Spectrum for the opportunity to help celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and Veterans Day with their employees,” said Senator Tillis. “I’m a firm believer in the importance of expanding valuable education programs, accelerating the hiring of veterans, and hands-on learning opportunities for North Carolina’s workforce. Thank you Spectrum for your investments, not only in our state, but in the people who serve your customers.” 
“Nearly 430 apprentices are currently enrolled in our Broadband Technician Apprenticeship Program, including 100 veterans,” said Shannon Atkinson, Spectrum Regional Vice President, Field Operations. “Spectrum employees with military experience are best-in-class when it comes to the key attributes of craftsmanship our customers expect, such as punctuality, attention to detail, resourcefulness and communication. Our technicians that come through the program have the skills, training and service mindset to provide our customers a great experience.”