Education Forum 2020 Scholarship Benefits Increase

Military personnel and students interested in wireless communications careers can earn scholarships for free hands-on technical training in key areas of wireless communications and an accompanying ETA accredited certification exam. Recipients will meet the industry’s most respected leaders and recruiters from government, public safety, utility, transportation, and business enterprise during ETA International’s Education Forum, co-locating with the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) during the March conference in Las Vegas.

Greencastle, August 27, 2019: ETA International and IWCE are expanding the scholarship perks to ETA’s Education Forum 2020 (EF20), which will co-locate with IWCE March 30 – April 3, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The EF20@IWCE scholarships includes one free seat to any hands-on training course at EF20@IWCE of the winners’ choice to prepare recipients for a free ETA-related accredited certification exam in wireless communications – a value of up to $1,850.

ETA will host the industry’s most respected training providers who will conduct in-depth hands-on training in 12 key areas of expertise in wireless communications. One U.S. military personnel (active duty or veteran) and one student may select any hands-on EF20@IWCE training workshop leading to ETA accredited certification, which include: 5G Technician: An Introduction to 5G; Associate Certified Electronics Technician, Cybersecurity and Information Technology Specialist, Distributed Antenna Systems, Fiber Optics for Wireless Communications, General Communications Technician, Level 1, Line and Antenna Sweep, Microwave Fundamentals, Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Testing, Practical Antenna Basics, R56 Communications Site Installer, and Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation.

ETA industry training partners who will offer a free seat to their EF20 courses include: 3D Design & Engineering, Inc.; Bird Technologies; Commdex Consulting; eITPrep; Heartland Community College; IWA Technical Services, Inc., Light Brigade, RadioSiteTest, TACTical RF, and Tx Rx Systems.

Essays must be 1,000 words or less and must be accompanied with a recent resume, cover letter and picture. The deadline to submit an essay is January 3, 2020 and it may be submitted to or More information may be found at:

The military scholarship includes five nights hotel stay (room charge and tax) at IWCE’s host hotel; one Short Course Package conference pass to IWCE ($549 value), one coach plane ticket to Las Vegas, NV (value up to $400), and access to the Job Training and Education Center in the IWCE exhibit hall (unlimited value).

The student scholarship essay contest also includes one short course package conference pass ($549 value), one coach plane ticket to Las Vegas, NV (value up to $400), two nights hotel stay at IWCE’s host hotel (approximate value of $400), and access to IWCE’s Job Training and Education Center in the exhibit hall (unlimited value).

In addition to the military and student scholarships, ETA and IWCE will also offer the same free travel and training package to the high school and college gold medal winners of the ETA-sponsored Telecommunications Cabling Contest from the Nationals SkillsUSA Championships.

To be eligible, students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average and must be currently enrolled in a school or other technical training program. U.S. military personnel must be either active duty or honorably discharged. This essay must describe the person’s ideal career in wireless communications, how this scholarship could benefit their future, as well as why they should be considered for this scholarship. Winners will be recognized during ETA’s annual Awards Banquet, where they will be personally introduced to industry gurus with future-thinking insights and career advice.

Register today for to attend these hands-on training workshops or technical sessions 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 30-April 3, 2020, in Las Vegas, NV. ETA's partners, the industry’s most respected trainers, will provide in-depth hands-on training in key areas of expertise beginning on Monday, March 30th. 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 2020 will be held March 30-April 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information, visit

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