Technology has advanced exponentially over the years. It was not too long ago when everyone was talking about 4G LTE technology. It revolutionized how we interacted through the Internet and via our mobile devices. It was a game-changer, as they say. Fast-forward to today, and 4G LTE technology is quickly being replaced with its new-and-improved big brother: 5G, and it’s this new generation of wireless networks that is propelling our society into the technology of the future.
Overview of 5G
The global 5G market is growing at a rapid pace. Global 5G service markets are predicted to be worth 249 billion dollars by 2026. The infrastructure of that global 5G network is projected to be worth 47 billion itself*, and this shift in network infrastructure is happening right before our eyes. Companies are scrambling to be at the forefront of this transition, and with such a rapid shift in telecommunications technology, there is now a growing need for businesses and companies to hire the necessary talent to not only create these networks but also maintain them.
Problems with Transitioning to 5G
However, with the growing need to hire a skilled workforce for 5G technology and infrastructure needs, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to hire and train the necessary people to keep up with the extraordinary levels of change within the workplace. This places an incredible burden for companies to find talent, while at the same time managing expenses.
The transition from third-generation wireless connectivity (3G) to fourth-generation wireless connectivity (4G) required minimal up-skilling since the two consisted of similar frameworks and technology stacks. Companies could train and upskill their own workers to meet the needs of this technological transition. However, the transition to 5G has proven much more complex and costly since it involves an overhaul of the prevailing system, and that required specific talent and niche training. As a result, talent management teams are grappling to meet the increasing demand for their organizations. For example, only 50% of 5G job postings get filled because of the lack of skilled talent in the workforce to meet those needs. Furthermore, the industry’s lowest talent readiness is in areas such as 5G and Open RAN**. In short, the industry is growing faster than the talent in the workforce, and the gap is only growing wider as companies aren’t able to find skilled workers.
The GenSpark Solution
In an effort to close the talent gap in the 5G workforce, GenSpark has created custom training programs to meet the needs of this ever-growing industry. GenSpark’s mission is to close the talent gap by upskilling a diverse candidate pool. GenSpark offers a unique source-train-deploy strategy where we find the best available talent, train them via tech cohorts, and deploy them to be industry-ready at their respective client positions.
One characteristic of GenSpark’s 5G training program that is unique is our ability to train individuals at every skill level. Our Aspire program sources candidates with little to no 5G work-related experience, and trains them in as little as 6-12 weeks using an intense 5G curriculum. We train them in very niche tech areas such as:
- 5G RAN
- Satellite Networks
- 5G Architecture
- Voice Services
- and much more.
We also provide training for junior engineers with 1-3 years of industry experience (Accelerate program), and will train them using 5G-specific curriculum for 4-8 weeks to have them ready to deploy. Because our training programs are customizable, we are able to source and train candidates from every skill level and provide clients with workforce talent at every level of the organization.
Another unique aspect of GenSpark’s 5G training is our 5G pod approach. Rather than deploying individuals for specific tasks, GenSpark has the ability to customize teams for deployment, which greatly reduces overhead for managers and provides clients with one blended rate to alleviate hiring expenses. The advantage of these teams is that they train and are deployed together, giving them a cohesiveness that makes them better-prepared to work in company-specific teams. And in response to the growing need to not only maintain but also improve telecom systems, GenSpark offers continued upskilling resources for 5G pods beyond their deployment to continue their 5G training journey.
If you are interested in hiring from GenSpark, or you’re a candidate looking to be deployed in the 5G Telecom industry, GenSpark is here to help. GenSpark offers lower rates, shorter conversion times, and more transparency than other providers. GenSpark also provides a unique cohort approach to solving the talent-gap needs of the 5G industry.