Petzl Joins the NextTech Initiative

For Immediate Release 6/8/2022

Learning Alliance Corporation (LAC) welcomes Petzl into the NextTech Diversity Program. This initiative gives minorities in the industry a chance to quick-start their career in telecom with the help of schools like LAC that help them get the certifications they need to succeed.

“Petzl is a manufacturing leader that supports the safety of technicians in our industry. Now, they lead by demonstrating that diversity and inclusion is an important factor that helps an under-utilized category of our population to shrink the workforce shortage that we experience as an industry. That is leadership in action, and we welcome their actions to the NextTech Program,” said Cesar Ruiz, President and CEO of Learning Alliance.

LAC wants to commend Petzl for allowing a visit to their headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah to film a walk-through video of their facility. Petzl’s facility is a LEED platinum-rated building, and their 15,000 square-foot Technical Institute has over 5,000 sq/ft of exposed climbing structures.

Petzl made the commitment to sponsoring one student for the NextTech Program and making the increase of diversity, equity, and inclusion across the telecom industry their goal.

“Petzl is honored to be part of the NextTech Diversity Program and to help support the development of future technicians in the telecom industry, particularly when such a program is focused on elevating minorities to attain highly rewarding careers,” said Michel Goulet, Business Development Manager with Petzl America.

Petzl’s commitment to the NextTech Program serves as a leading example for other companies that want to make a difference in the telecommunications industry.

Watch the Petzl Walk-through video here.

About Learning Alliance
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About Petzl

Petzl is a French manufacturer of climbing gear, caving gear, work-at-height equipment, and headlamps based in Crolles, France. For 50 years, Petzl has been built around four pillars, four fundamental values that motivate every decision we make: remaining a stable family business, encouraging innovation to imagine the best solutions, insisting on industrial excellence with the goal of zero defects, and remaining engaged with our communities by providing global best practices.

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