CenturyLink to open training center in Warren

WARREN – The Warren and Trumbull County Community Improvement Corp. is partnering with CenturyLink for their regional training facility at 220 S. Park Ave., Warren.

The training center, located in CenturyLink’s facility in downtown Warren, will bring a minimum of 100 CenturyLink employees from the Midwest for multi-day training activities each year focused on things like installation, high-speed Internet and fiber training.

“The partnership between the CIC and CenturyLink is a new approach for the CIC, but reflects our continuing commitment to the development of business opportunities in the Warren area,” said attorney John L. Pogue, chair of the Warren and Trumbull County CIC.

Kelly Blay, vice president and general manager of CenturyLink of Ohio, said the Warren facility has the space and technology needed to offer the “world-class training.”

“The CenturyLink Training Center keeps our technicians and training dollars local, and will utilize space in our downtown building that was made available for this project.

Also involved is the Regional Chamber, which will provide CenturyLink a directory of nearby local services like hotels, restaurants, entertainment options and gas stations.

The CIC said CenturyLink will be encouraged to utilize these options.

CenturyLink is the nation’s third-largest telecommunications company, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers.