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Key Employees

Telco employees are the critical link between services and the consumer. Each employee factors into the success of a rural telcos' business and should be informed about the latest industry technology, information and trends. NTCA provides exceptional programming for key employees to gain the education and training they need to increase their expertise and contribute to their telco's success. 

Key Employees will benefit from:

  • Finance & Accounting Conference*
  • HR Conference*
  • IP Possibilities Conference
  • Telecom Legal Seminar
  • PR & Marketing Conference*
  • Wireless Symposium
  • Legislative & Policy Conference

     *These conferences qualify for the Key Employee Certificate. Image: KEC logo


Key Employee Certificate

NTCA offers a curriculum designed specifically for key employees called the Key Employee Curriculum program (KEC). Participants in the program must complete each of the 11 required courses and another nine elective courses for a total of 20 credits to earn a certificate. The program is designed for high potential employees and focuses on industry, management and leadership skills. The series of required courses and electives will expose KEC participants to professional development principles that will help them become high performance employees and achieve their career goals. These courses are offered in rotation at NTCA meetings, stand-alone seminars and at the Key Employee Conference.

The KEC program recognizes enrolled key employees of NTCA member telcos and associate members who have attended the required and elective courses since 2000. It does not indicate mastery of the educational content. Only courses offered by NTCA may be used to earn the certificate.

Employees may track their progress in the program by accessing their transcripts at NTCA's Web site's Education section. Simply click "View my Transcript" to check your record.