Initiative Introduces Veterans to Career Opportunities in the Telecom & IT Sales Channel
Granite Telecommunications, a $1.4B provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, is sponsoring TrainOurTroops at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, an event for telecom and IT sales channels, April 9-12, in Las Vegas.
TrainOurTroops is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides U.S. veterans and their spouses with advanced online education, certification programs and resume building to ignite their careers.
With the support of sponsors like Granite, TrainOurTroops brings veterans to the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, so they can attend education sessions, network and make contacts that could help them achieve their career goals.
“Granite has been a critical supporter of TrainOurTroops, [helping] us to make the veterans program come alive for the Channel Partners conferences,” said Glen Brynteson, founder and president of TrainOurTroops. “They are true patriots and allow us to bring veterans to these events to get introduced to organizations, network and attend workshops. Our veterans don’t usually get opportunities like this and they make the most of it as they look at transitioning into civilian careers or advancing within their current one. Granite’s support provides them with that ability.”
This is the fifth time that Granite has sponsored veterans attending the conference since the initiative was launched by Channel Partners in 2016.
“It’s our pleasure and honor to work with TrainOurTroops again to help veterans with the next phase of their life,” said Charlie Pagliazzo, vice president of channels for Granite. “We’ve hired many vets and know first-hand how intelligent, capable and highly motivated they are. If we can assist vets with access to training and face-time with people who can help advance their carriers, of course, we want to participate.”
The TrainOurTroops Base Camp (Booth 177) will have a military Hummer on display and a team of volunteers working with veterans to introduce them to people on the Channel Partners expo floor. Visit Granite at Booth 952.
Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.4B company serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States, and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in 2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses to simplify sourcing and management of local and long distance phone services with one point of contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide. Today, Granite is the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS), and has extended its unique value proposition – “one company, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of advance business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite employs more than 2,100 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.
SOURCE: Granite Telecommunications