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Tim Ritenour Completes Comtrain Authorized In-House Instructor of Basic Tower Climbing and Rescue Course

March 17, 2016
Tim Ritenour
Tim Ritenour

Local company Global Tank and Tower, LLC has been in Toccoa a little over a year now and they are already having an impact on our local economy and workforce.  Last week they shared with us that through working with the Stephens County Development Authority and the Georgia Mountains Workforce Development office, they were able to help employee, Tim Ritenour, receive certification for Tower Climbing Safety and Rescue and In-House Instructor/Trainer. 

Dan Thornton, Adult-DW Case Manager with the Georgia Mountains Workforce Development office said, “The Georgia Mountains Workforce Development office was excited to be able to assist Global Tank and Tower and Tim Rightnour in achieving this Certification for "Tower Climbing Safety and Rescue" and for "In-House Instructor/Trainer".  Workforce Development was able to reimburse a large portion of the tuition cost for this certification training through the Incumbent Worker Training program grant.  The Incumbent Worker Training grant is designed to provide funding assistance to qualifying Georgia for-profit business to provide skills training to full-time, permanent company workers.  The training must be a business necessity that will enhance companies' abilities to compete in global economies, expand present markets, and help ensure the permanency (layoff aversion) of business in Georgia.  For the worker, the training will upgrade present work skills, heighten job security, provide marketable skills, and increase the possibilities for higher wages and promotional opportunities".

Global Tank and Tower LLC is a professional company offering high quality construction and maintenance services in the broadcast, microwave, and cellular industries. They place the highest emphasis on customer satisfaction in all aspects of their services. The job is not complete until they have earned their customer's full vote of confidence by providing dependable personalized service. They offer telecommunication and broadcast system installations on water tanks, cell towers, rooftops, and steeples. 

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