In an effort to increase awareness of the growing demand for certified wireless communications professionals and to encourage students and Veterans 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 March 4-8 conference in Las Vegas.
Greencastle, February 12, 2019: Veterans and students interested in wireless communications careers submitted essays to win scholarships to attend ETA International’s Education Forum 2019, co-locating with IWCE. Scholarship winners will be introduced to career recruiters from many of the leading employers who are driving the communications technology industry at the Job Education and Training Center, featuring over 350 wireless companies. Winners will also be recognized during ETA’s annual Awards Banquet, where they will be personally introduced to respected industry leaders with insights and plenty of connections.
“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 Sam Chandler, A&M Consolidated High School, College Station, TX. A SkillsUSA competitor, he said the scholarship opportunity will allow him to gain more knowledge and skills to further his education.
“This scholarship will provide me with a chance to enhance my knowledge in the field of information technology, apply it to what I’ve learned in SkillsUSA competitions, and bring me closer to my dream and goal of pursuing a career in wireless communications.”
Chandler 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 Bryce Mallory, Lead Field Service Engineer for Future Technologies in Suwanee, GA. A six-year Veteran of the United States Army Reserves, he now has 16 years of experience in the wireless/telecommunications industry.
He said the scholarship will give him an opportunity to meet the most respected and influential people in the field of wireless communications. As part of his scholarship, Mallory will attend the Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) training workshop, sponsored by IWA Technical Services, Inc., which will prepare him to sit for ETA’s accredited DAS certification exam.
“The course will help me to become more familiar with the fundamentals of DAS and Bi-Directional Amplifiers and set me apart from some of my colleagues,” he said. “I genuinely enjoy the communications industry and the impact that it makes on the average citizens’ quality of daily living.”
These scholarships are just one way to ensure a well-trained workforce today and a strong pipeline of future electronics leaders for tomorrow.
About ETA® International - 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. www.etai.org .
About ETA’s Education Forum - ETA 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 4-8, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV. ETA's partners, the industry’s most respected trainers, will provide in-depth hands-on training in 12 key areas of expertise. Following each training class, ETA will provide opportunities to test for ETA certification. https://www.etai.org /education_forum.html
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