Scholarship Winners to ETA’s Education Forum at IWCE Announced

ETA® International’s Education Forum is one way to ensure a well-trained workforce today and a strong pipeline of future electronics leaders for tomorrow. In an effort to increase awareness of the growing need for certified wireless communications professionals, ETA has again partnered with International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) to award scholarships for one student and one Veteran to attend the co-located event this spring.

Education ForumGreencastle, January 25, 2018: ETA will host more hands-on training workshops and technical sessions from industry experts than ever before during Education Forum 2018, co-located with International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) March 5-9, 2018 in Orlando, FL. Invited to participate in this event free of charge is one outstanding student and one exceptional Veteran, to encourage them to enter the many exciting, lucrative and diverse careers in the wireless communications industry.

“ETA is honored to be a part of an event of this caliber.” said Teresa Maher, CSS, President, ETA International, “and this type of teamwork will continue to foster excellence in wireless communications professionals.”

ETA is proud to announce the student scholarship winner is Spencer Williamson, A&M Consolidated High School, College Station, TX. A cancer survivor, he said the entirety of patient care held under the umbrella of wireless communication amazes him.

“Now I constantly contemplate the aspects of Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and this fixation on the HIS as a core component of patient care has brought about changes in my academic career,” Williams said, adding, “I now take a telecommunications and networking class in high school to increase my understanding of wireless and wired communication.”

Williamson will have the opportunity to network with hundreds of industry manufacturers and solution providers, which will give him a distinct advantage over other candidates when he’s ready to enter the jobs market.

ETA is honored to proclaim this year’s Veteran scholarship recipient is Lukas C. Pinson, CETsr, Motorola Solutions Systems Technologist, Chandler, AZ. He said the scholarship will give him an opportunity to meet the most respected and influential people in the field of wireless communications. He has selected the Microwave Radio Technician training workshop, sponsored by Dover Telecommunications Services, as part of his scholarship package.

“The course will help me to become more familiar with the fundamentals of microwave communications, help me in my pursuit of becoming a wireless communications expert and set me apart from some of my colleagues,” he said.

An ETA Senior Certified Electronics Technician, Pinson has earned ETA certifications in basic electronics, wireless communications, antenna systems, radio frequency (RF) interference mitigation, and computer service. He has 16 years of combined experience in information technology and communications with the US Army, Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, and the Arizona National Guard.

ETA is proud to host hands-on training through outside vendors in popular technology areas related to ETA certification during Education Forum. Technicians can attain career-enhancing skills and knowledge, coupled with the ability to earn industry-recognized and accredited certifications.

Registration for the training classes includes access to the IWCE exhibit hall, keynote addresses, general session, Party in the Park and town hall meetings. Discover workshop dates, specific details, and register to attend these hands-on training workshops at

View pictures of past events on ETA’s website at /education_forum.html or on ETA’s Facebook page at

About the Education Forum - ETA International is proud to host hands-on training through outside vendors in popular technology areas related to ETA certification during Education Forum, co-located with the International Wireless Communications Expo, March 5-9, 2018, in Orlando, FL. ETA's partners, the industry’s most respected trainers, will provide in-depth hands-on training in 12 key areas of expertise beginning on Monday, March 5th. Following each training class, ETA will provide opportunities to test for ETA certification.

About ETA - Since 1978, ETA has delivered over 200,000 certification examinations successfully. Widely recognized and frequently used in worker job selection, hiring processes, pay increases, and advancements, ETA certifications are often required as companies bid on contracts. ETA’s certifications are personal and travel with the individual, regardless of employment or status change and measure competencies of persons, not products or vendors. All ETA certifications are accredited through the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC) and align with the ISO-17024 standard. .

About International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) - Since 1977, the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has been the authoritative annual event for communications technology professionals. IWCE features over 370 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and trends in the industry. Over 7,000 individuals attend from a diverse group of industry professionals including government/military, public safety, utility, transportation and business enterprise. IWCE 2018 will be held March 5-9, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL. For more information, visit

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