NWSA Announces Official Launch of Spanish Language Telecommunication Tower Technician Assessments

Spanish TTT-1 and TTT-2 Trade Certification Testing Available Starting December 23, 2020

(Fairfax, Virginia) - The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) today announced that Spanish language translation of assessment tests for the Telecommunications Tower Technician 1 (TTT-1) and Telecommunications Tower Technician 2 (TTT-2) trade certifications will be available beginning on December 23, 2020. MasTec Network Solutions sponsored the effort with a generous contribution to cover the cost of translating written tests and associated documents for the TTT-1 and TTT-2 programs.

To accomplish the test translations, NWSA formed a Spanish Language Working Group that included bi-lingual subject matter experts who guided the effort to ensure conformance with NWSA’s recent program accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under the ISO/IEC 17024 standard. Consistent with accreditation requirements, participants were involved in test translation activities, including oversight of forward and reverse test translation using an independent ISO-certified translator, psychometric validation, and development of a Spanish glossary of industry terminology.

"The official launch of these Spanish worker certification programs is a major milestone for the NWSA and reflects the industry’s commitment to providing professional trade credentials to an ever-evolving and diverse workforce," stated NWSA Executive Director Duane MacEntee. "The year is ending on a positive note with this exciting news. I would like to personally thank MasTec and the dedicated group of subject matter experts for their immense contributions of time and talent to make this happen with such enthusiasm," MacEntee added.

The NWSA recognizes and applauds the following subject matter experts who participated on the Spanish Technical Work Group: Jose Tarafa (Chairman, MasTec), Jim Coleman (AT&T), Luis Omar Rivera (B-Con Technologies), Jose L. Santos Ortiz (Crown Castle), Matthew Miranne (MasTec), and Salvador Latino (Neptuno USA, Corp).

"The launch of the Spanish Certification program is something I am personally proud of," stated Jose Tarafa from MasTec. "Being that MasTec is a minority-owned company, we knew that this would be a great asset not only for our employees but also for the many Spanish speakers in the industry. These certifications will help validate worker skill-sets and allow them to receive an industry-recognized credential, helping to improve the safety standards of the industry. I would like to thank the committee members for their time and valuable contributions to this endeavor," Tarafa added.

To begin the process of signing up for a Spanish version of the NWSA TTT-1 or TTT-2 certification assessment, visit HERE.

Industry workers, companies and stakeholders are encouraged to visit the NWSA website at www.nws-a.org to learn more about the organization and how to begin the process of obtaining certification.

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