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January Web Update
January 18, 2013

The USTTI's tuition-free 80 course curriculum for 2013 has already attracted 3,483 applications from communications officials, engineers and entrepreneurs from throughout the developing world. Following USTTI's 30th anniversary in 2012 in which we trained 329 officials from 68 developing countries, sponsors are already reviewing applications for USTTI bedrock courses in Spectrum Management, Regulatory Reform, Cybersecurity and Television Broadcast.

2013 Course Applications
We encourage you to apply for USTTI training by submitting your application as soon as possible, paying particular attention to the applicant training goals and work experience sections. Our course sponsors rely heavily on the responses in these two sections when reviewing applications. You can submit your online application by visiting the USTTI website (http://ustti.org). Please note that you will be notified by email if you are selected for training.

Presidential Inauguration
Every four years on January 20 a new presidential term begins in the United States. Article 2, Section 1 of the US Constitution requires that before presidents can assume their duties they must take the oath of office. Therefore on Monday, January 21st, women and men from around the world will watch as President Barak Obama states 'I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.'

With the completion of this thirty-five-word oath, President Obama's second term in office will begin. After taking the oath of office, President Obama will deliver his inaugural address which will be followed by a parade through the streets of Washington, DC to honor our 44th President.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
On January 21st the United States will honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This national holiday commemorates the birth of the fearless leader of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, Dr. King, who dedicated his life to combating racial discrimination through nonviolent protest, stands as a symbol for racial equality both before the law and in society.

Alumni Updates
As we begin 2013 the USTTI wants to hear from you on how USTTI's tuition-free training has helped you progress with your important work. Please send any career updates to USTTI Curriculum Coordinator, Liam Quinn, at lquinn@ustti.org.


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