Breaking barriers in fiber fieldwork

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Tonya Felsinger spent more than half her life working in the food service industry. She obtained her GED a few years ago, and her GED teacher and an administrator at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) encouraged her to try the school’s new fiber technician training course. Felsinger had never heard of fiber before, but now she’s learning about splicing and is eager to pursue a career in the field. The OSUIT class is funded in part by a grant from the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program. The grant helped pay for the equipment Felsinger will use to learn how to install fiber.

ConnectingUS: Breaking barriers in fiber fieldwork