ETA International is proud to provide training through outside vendors in popular technology areas leading to ETA certification. ETA will provide opportunities to test in each area during Education Forum/IWCE, and will also offer a series of Short Courses. Training courses must be purchased separately and are not part of any IWCE conference package. Please check back often for updates.
Veteran Scholarship - Jonathan Castilaw, GCT1, Radio Systems Specialist for Denton County Sheriff’s Office (TX). A six-year Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he now has over three years of experience in the wireless/telecommunications industry. As part of his scholarship, Castilaw plans to attend the Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) hands-on training course, sponsored by IWA Technical Services, Inc., which will prepare him to sit for ETA’s accredited DAS certification exam.
“This training would lay the foundation for what I could introduce and build off of in developing new ways to communicate within public safety in the future,” Castilaw said, “as well as closing the gap on those areas where our public safety staff is not able to communicate and I want to learn ways to mitigate these risks.”
Student Scholarship - Joseph Francis Murray, Jr., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. While working on his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, he is also working full time as a Radio Technician II for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He said he plans to start in a career centered around infrastructure and will take part in the R56 Communications Site Installer training.
“I look forward to learning the proper techniques for installing wireless infrastructure, such as grounding and site design, and to carry those skills into my career,” Murray said. “To me, the real magic of a radio system lies in the backend, made possible by a team working behind the scenes to prevent failures and mitigate them when they do arise.”