ETA's Treasurer, Sean Sheedy, FOT-OSP, FOI, has a new podcast for fiber optics. Check out his latest episode which covers: Next level of OTDR feature function, why, purpose, and application needs and requirements. You can find past episodes in the fiber optics section of the Industry Links and Resources page.
The 2023 SkillsUSA Championships are held in June each year as part of SkillsUSA’s Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), www.nlsc.skillsusa.org. Hundreds of local, regional, and state career competitions are hosted there each year which showcase the best career and technical education students in the nation.
ETA® International upgraded to an online portal on May 1st, 2023 that allows ETA members and customers to view and manage their ETA certifications. Users are able to login with their primary email that is linked to their account through ETA and view everything in their account.
ETA® International co-located the 2023 Education Forum with the IWCE Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 27-30th, 2023 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. ETA hosted eleven technical trainings this year, with an astounding turnout.
To congratulate the hard work that educators and technicians do each day, ETA® International awards one technician and one educator each year who has proven their excellence to their peers. ETA members have the opportunity to nominate their peers and colleagues for this prestigious award. ETA sincerely thanks these professionals and recognizes their dedication and enthusiasm for electronics and electronics-related technologies and their willingness to share their expertise with other technicians and students to improve their industry vocations and their trade association. It is ETA® International’s pleasure to announce the 2022 Technician of the Year and the 2022 Educator of the Year!
In an effort to increase awareness of the growing demand for certified wireless communications professionals and to encourage students along with United States Military personnel to pursue careers in the industry, ETA® International (ETA) and the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) have partnered again to offer scholarships to attend ETA‘s Education Forum, co-locating with IWCE. ETA and IWCE congratulate these winners, who will be personally introduced to respected industry leaders and recruiters from government, public safety, utility, transportation, and business enterprise during the spring conference in Las Vegas.
2023 marks the 10th anniversary since ETA’s Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) certification was first created. DAS technologies can be used for indoor locations--mainly to boost signal coverage in large buildings, stadiums, and shopping malls, as well as for outdoor purposes. A DAS network consists of many localized antennas tuned to precisely match the areas within a building or venue where boosted service is needed.
Happy New Year! 2023 rings in the 45th anniversary of ETA® International. ETA appreciates the tremendous efforts made by staff, members, and volunteers of the trade association to improve career pathways for electronics-related vocations.