ETA Sets the Date for the 2012 Education Forum

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Planning for the 2012 ETA Education Forum is well underway. The event is set for October 15-20 in Greencastle, Indiana at the Inn at DePauw & Event Center.

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Education Forum 2012

The Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA) recently announced the dates for the 2012 ETA Education Forum. The event will take place October 15-20, 2012 in Greencastle, Indiana at The Inn at DePauw & Event Center, located on the beautiful DePauw University campus.

The ETA Education Forum provides technicians, students, and educators from around the world an opportunity to obtain valuable training and certification in multiple technology fields. Due to the generosity of sponsors and loyal relationships between ETA and other key companies such as Corning Cable Systems, Motorola, Harger Lightning Protection, and OSP Magazine, ETA is able to offer this event and training at low cost to attendees. ETA is and will remain an organization for the technician. Bringing this valuable training at an affordable rate is one way for ETA to honor its commitment to technicians. The ETA Education Forum is also the venue for the ETA Annual Awards Banquet and the Annual Membership Meeting.

This year’s Education Forum will host the Motorola Communication Site Installation Practices (R56) training; Corning Cable Systems’ TS-LAN-500 Hands-On Comprehensive Installation Technology Course for Optical Multimode and Single-Mode Local Area Networks; Lightning and Grounding Protection from Harger Lightning Protection; a special communications course led by Ira Wiesenfeld (named as one of the top 21 mission-critical consultants by MissionCritical Communications Magazine in November/December 2011). ); ETA Customer Service Specialist (CSS) training; and many more. Attendees will also attend world-class presentation sessions led by industry experts.

Among those lined up for general conference sessions are Dr. Thomas Steffen of CertTEC located at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, FL; Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station in Philo, Ohio; Tom Janca of Utility Ethernet in Greenwood Village, CO; Professor Stephen Fleeman of Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL; Project Manager Chester Kolodziej of Freedom Field Renewable Energy Systems in Rockford, IL; and many more. ETA will also be providing proctoring services for attendees during the event. Any person wishing to take an ETA certification exam during the event will need to register for the examination with ETA prior to attending the forum.

ETA’s 2011 Education Forum produced an unprecedented amount of growth from previous years. With this in mind, paired with the exciting new workshops and sessions in store for 2012, ETA expects the 2012 Education Forum to continue to grow in the number of general sessions, training workshops, and attendance.

For more information on the 2012 ETA Education Forum please visit the event website at http://www.educationforum.info or contact Chrissy Baker, Event Coordinator at (800) 288-3824 or cbaker@eta-i.org.

Download a copy of this press release at http://www.eta-i.org/pr/ETAEducationForumAnnounced.pdf.

ETA® International - Founded in 1978, the Electronics Technicians Association, International is a not-for-profit professional association fostering excellence in electronics through certification. The association’s initiatives are to provide a prominent certification program of competency criteria and testing benchmarks that steer international electronic standards and renowned professional electronics credentials. Today, ETA has issued over 115,000 technical certifications addressing more than 80 certification programs in a variety of electronics fields. The association consists of over 5,000 members, 625 Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) serving on various Industry Advisory Committees, and 1,010 Exam/Certification Administrators (CA’s). (http://www.eta-i.org).

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