EIN 54-1739521

Wireless Infrastructure Association

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PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association is the trade association representing the companies that make up the wireless telecommunications infrastructure industry.
Also known as...
Personal Communications Industry Association; PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association
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Program areas at Wireless Infrastructure Association

Government affairs:coordinates and executes the Association's government relations activities with congress, the fcc and other federal agencies, state legislatures, and local governments.
H1-b federal grant: the u.s. department of labor awarded wia a $6 million grant to expand apprenticeship in the telecommunications industry. The grant program, apprenticeship: closing the skills gap, is designed to support large-scale expansions of apprenticeship. In partnership with the power & communication contractors Association (pcca), the grant will be used to train a 5g workforce, an integral part of winning the global race to 5g. Five institutions of higher education have already committed as technical partner schools.
Meetings and conventions:annual connectivity expo and various events are provided for the benefit and interest of the members.
Dol contract: the u.s. department of labor (dol) awarded wia with a multi-million-dollar contract as the national sponsor of the telecommunications industry registered apprenticeship program (tirap). The objective of the funding is to expand the industry's multi-employer apprenticeship model to meet employers' occupational and skills development needs. The contract will enable wia to assist employers in developing over 600 apprentices in the next year with multi-year options to renew thereafter. Training and education: the Wireless Infrastructure Association offers training and education opportunities to equip a skilled workforce so they can build and maintain current and future Wireless networks. Wia offers in-house learning programs as well as apprenticeship opportunities in partnership with the telecommunications industry and federal agencies.spectrum management: coordinate the use of Wireless mobile communication systems and frequencies.membership: trade Association for the Wireless Infrastructure industry; providing programs and services to address industry needs.telecommunications industry registered apprenticeship program (tirap ): built by and for telecommunications employers, tirap is a competency-based apprenticeship aimed at growing the productivity of the workforce as directly as possible. Tirap defines career paths in a growing number of critical occupations, including tower technicians, Wireless technicians, and utilities workers, along with leads and foremen. By establishing on-the-job training as well as classroom learning, these apprenticeships help you onboard and upskill your workers. This leads to better efficiency and safety -plus higher employee engagement and retention. Powered by the Wireless Infrastructure Association and with partners across the country, tirap provides training resources, support, and access to incentive funding for our members and other telecommunications companies. This registered apprenticeship program leads to a national credential recognized by the u.s. department of labor.center of excellence: the department of labor awarded $7 million to a consortium of organizations led by houston's safal partners, which includes wia, to develop a registered apprenticeship center of excellence in support of strategic partnerships and system alignment. This center seeks to support the increase in the use of registered apprenticeship as a key workforce development program, including efforts to create pipelines (such as pre-apprenticeship and other career pathways) that can increase the diversity and inclusion of apprentices, among other priorities. Wia works with the safal partners-led consortium to convene and gather input from telecommunications and related industry sectors nationwide.ohio 5g contract: wia was selected by Ohio state university to serve as the industry intermediary for Ohio's broadband and 5g sector partnership (partnership). In this role, wia will work in collaboration with Ohio state to lead the partnership, which is funded by a grant awarded to the university by the Ohio department of higher education. As the industry intermediary, wia will convene industry, government and academia to identify and address broadband workforce challenges. The Association works in collaboration with Ohio state to create industry-focused curriculum on broadband and 5g technologies, provide industry-informed insight and assist with educational and workforce development programs from planning through execution phases.mdcp south africa: the Wireless Infrastructure Association (wia) was awarded a grant from the u.s. department of commerce through the international trade administration's market development cooperator program (mdcp) for its "roadmap to 5g success" project, which is designed to accelerate 5g deployment in south africa, thereby increasing business for u.s.-based companies. Through the project, wia will deliver training to the local, state, and central government staff and academic community in south africa, helping them better understand the 5g ecosystem and learn best practices for efficient 5g rollout. The mdcp award will also fund training for these stakeholders to learn fundamentals of broadband and 5g through the telecommunications education center, wia's dynamic learning program which offers instructor-led classroom learning, elearning, and live webinars. Mdcp awards are designed to remove trade barriers and help u.s. firms to export. Ysu arc contract: the appalachian regional commission (arc) created a grant to help the regional economy become more competitive by putting in place the building blocks for self-sustaining economic development, while continuing to provide special assistance to the region's most distressed counties and areas. The Wireless Infrastructure Association (wia) entered into an agreement with youngstown state university (ysu) to deliver training content and provide Association support for the 5g readiness credentials that wia developed in relation to the arc grant that ysu received on october 17, 2022. Ysu is the prime recipient of the arc grant to scale and sustain 5g readiness training program in the appalachia region.

Personnel at Wireless Infrastructure Association

Patrick HalleyPresident and Chief Executive Officer$327,047
Marta SokolChief Financial Officer / Vice President of Finance and Administration / Vice President , Finance and Administration / Vice President Finance and Administration$265,931
Rikin ThakkerChief Technology Officer$259,317
Tracy FordVice President, Member Services$127,254
Matthew MandelVice President , Government Affairs / Head of Legislative Affairs$308,835
...and 20 more key personnel

Financials for Wireless Infrastructure Association

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,975,776
Program services$10,563,751
Investment income and dividends$15,069
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-10,725
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$54,175
Total revenues$15,598,046

Form 990s for Wireless Infrastructure Association

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-14990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-12990View PDF
2019-122021-06-08990View PDF
2018-122020-01-15990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 17, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 3, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
July 15, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 5, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
July 1, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Trade associationsBusiness and community development organizationsMedia and communications organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizations
Business and industry
MembershipsPolitical advocacyReceives government fundingFundraising races, competitions, and tournaments
General information
2111 Wilson Blvd Suite 210
Arlington, VA 22201
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Arlington County, VA
Website URL
(703) 739-0300
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813910: Trade Associations
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