Building America's Workforce
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will transform the landscape of high-speed Internet in America, improving access to health care, education, and civic engagement while connecting families and communities across the country. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the Department of Commerce supports the Administration’s commitment to equitable and highly skilled jobs in shaping the future of the high-speed Internet workforce.
Workforce Planning Guide
What's in the Guide
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The Workforce Development Guide supports Eligible Entities developing submissions to Internet For All programs. It supports the development of workforces for grant implementation as well as designing workforce plans and standards for subgrantees.
BEAD Workforce Requirements and Guidance
Federal Labor and Employment Laws
All subgrantees with projects funded through BEAD must have a demonstrated record of compliance with federal labor and employment laws and plans to continue compliance.
Each subgrantee must certify that it will use an appropriately skilled and credentialed workforce that is technically qualified to complete all funded activities in a competent manner.
Equitable Training & Workforce Development
Eligible Entitiess are encouraged to adopt selection criteria for subgrantees related to equitable and targeted recruiting efforts, training and education initiatives, and workforce retention and up-skilling initiatives.
Eligible Entities are encouraged to contract with Small and Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE) and Labor Surplus Area (LSA) firms.
More Workforce Resources
Do you need more information about workforce development? Are you part of an organization that is interested in spreading the word about this critical initiative? We've compiled several resources to help support organizations who are engaged in and raising awareness for workforce development activities.