Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) was proudly represented Monday at the White House for an infrastructure announcement.
Workforce and Economic Development Program Coordinator Brandon Dinsmore was invited to attend a major announcement by President Joe Biden regarding the expansion of high-speed internet connectivity across America. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris announced the allocation of over $40 billion in new funding to ensure reliable, affordable, high-speed internet access for every American.
OSUIT, renowned for its industry-relevant training and high graduate employability, is at the forefront of this mission through its Fiber Optic Technician Training program. The program's mission aligns seamlessly with this new federal initiative – training a workforce equipped to handle the demands of the 21st century and enabling individuals to pursue previously inaccessible career paths.
"Today, 24 million people in our country do not have access to high-speed internet... In the 21st century, in America, high-speed internet is not a luxury; it is a necessity," Vice President Kamala Harris said about the need for expanded internet access in America.
OSUIT is positioned to contribute significantly to this initiative, creating a generation of professionals capable of installing and maintaining the thousands of miles of fiber-optic lines needed to meet this goal.
In a world where digital connectivity is more critical than ever, OSUIT and its Fiber Optic Technician Training program are catalysts for change. These initiatives are transforming lives, helping close the digital divide, and propelling America toward a future where 'Internet For All' is a reality, not a dream.