Get “Hot” in October at ETA Education Forum 2013: Where Hands-on Training Sparks Success

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ETA International puts the focus on pre-conference hands-on training workshops and certifications at Education Forum 2013 in Greencastle, Indiana.

Save the Date for ETA Education Forum 2013!

"This year the ETA Education Forum addresses technical training needs by hosting training from some of the world’s foremost experts in the field of electronics technology,” said ETA Marketing and Compliance Director Joseph Delio.

Ideal for professional development, regardless of skill level, Education Forum is a world-class technical education conference. ETA will host the event October 14-18. Mark it on the calendars today and plan to attend.

“Attending conferences this past year, one theme has surfaced time and again in all areas of technology: 'Where can we get training? This year’s Education Forum is ETA's response to those pleas. Education Forum can help meet those training needs,” reported ETA President Teresa Maher.

Earn industry certification or gain continuing education credits with hands-on training workshops at Education Forum 2013. ETA has commitments from industry leaders to provide hands-on training workshops Oct. 14-18 at Area 30 Career Center including:
●Electronic Security Networking Technician, by Slayton Solutions
●Signal Investigation Techniques, Bird Technologies
●Certified Electronic Technician, by Fred Weiss, CET, RESI
●Fiber 1-2-3, by The Light Brigade
●TS AFOTT-200, by Corning Cable Systems
●Distributive Antenna Systems, by Dover Telecommunications Services
●General Communications Technician Level 1, by Ira Wiesenfeld & Assoc.
●Certified Service Manager, Don Pierson, CSC
●Line & Antenna Sweep, Bird Technologies
●FOI & FOT-OSP Recertification Course, by The Light Brigade
●Customer Service Specialist, by Fred Weiss, CET, RESI.

“With the advancements in technology and technical standards continually changing at a rapid rate, knowledge is paramount. The key to a successful bottom-line is having a highly trained, highly qualified workforce. This year the ETA Education Forum addresses technical training needs by hosting training from some of the world’s foremost experts in the field of electronics technology,” said ETA Marketing and Compliance Director Joseph Delio. “The 2013 Education Forum will offer pre-conference workshops and conference sessions targeted at existing and emerging technologies necessary for tomorrow’s technicians.”

More sessions are in development and the current Education Forum session schedule includes:
●Starting Point - A Business Blueprint, by Ken Eitel, Ivy Tech
●Emerging Technologies (DAS Focused), Corning Cable Systems
●Oscilloscope Trouble Shooting Techniques Hands-On Workshop, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
●Tower Top Antenna Amplifiers, Bird Technologies
●Elevating Your Fiber Optic Education Program, Corning Cable Systems
●Gigabit Ethernet, Tommy Bonner, PhD, FOT.

Education Forum is the focal point for technical and educational professionals to discover emerging technologies, network and collaborate with fellow technicians and educators, have access to speaking sessions with industry experts, and discuss classroom implementation strategies.

Kicking off this year’s Forum is keynote speaker Dan, M. Hull, PhD, OP-TEC Executive Director. He will base his address on his current publication, “Career Pathways for STEM Technicians.” Mr. Hull is a registered professional engineer and is executive director of OP-TEC: The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education in Waco, TX, and a noted author of numerous magazine articles and seven books.

“The ETA staff is excited about the positive additions and changes to the Education Forum this year. This event has been restructured to not only provide informative presentations, but also much needed, affordable and valuable training opportunities to individual,” Education Forum 2013 Event Planner Angela Nichols said. “It will be a positive experience for everyone in attendance; networking, great food, and great people having a good time. Excellent things are bound to happen when like-minded people gather together in an environment that inspires accomplishment.”

To see workshop descriptions and session details as well as links to our trainers’ websites, to submit a speaker proposal or access an exhibitor/sponsor guide, or to register, please visit the conference website at

About ETA® International - Founded in 1978, Electronics Technicians Association International is a not-for-profit, professional association promoting excellence in electronics technologies through certifications. 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 covering more than 70 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).

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