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2017 Education Forum Call For Presentations!

ETA invites you to submit your proposal to present at Education Forum 2017, co-locating with International Wireless Communications Expo March 27-31, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This co-located conference program hosts industry training, combined with ETA certification, and brings together over 7,000 industry professionals in the communications technology industry.

Deadline:

  • August 31, 2017

Education Forum Call For Presentations Form



Student Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is made available by ETA® International and International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). The scholarship is intended for students interested in a career in the wireless communications field. In your essay, please describe your ideal career in wireless communications. Why is this your ideal field? How will this scholarship benefit you? Why should you be considered for this scholarship? Download the scholarship fact sheet.

The Scholarship Includes:

  • One Short Course Package conference pass to IWCE - $549 value
  • One coach class plane ticket to Las Vegas, Nevada - value up to $500
  • Two nights hotel stay (room charge and tax) at IWCE’s host hotel
  • Access to the Job Training & Education Center
  • Access to IWCE’s two-day exhibit hall
  • Dinner with ETA representatives

How to Apply:

  • Submit an essay in 1,000 words (12 point type and double-spaced) or less along with a recent resume, cover letter and picture as separate attachments to mlawson@eta-i.org.

Eligibility:

  • Must have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Must be a currently enrolled student

Deadline:

  • January 9, 2017


Veteran Scholarship Essay Contest



This scholarship is made available by ETA® International and International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). The scholarship is intended for veterans interested in a career in the wireless communications field. In your essay, please describe your ideal career in wireless communications. Why is this your ideal field? How will this scholarship benefit you? Why should you be considered for this scholarship?



The Scholarship Includes:

  • One seat in the Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation (RFIM) hands-on training workshop conducted by IWA Technical Services, Inc., along with ETA's RFIM certification test - a $949 total value
  • Five nights hotel stay (room charge and tax) at IWCE’s host hotel - $1,000 approximate value
  • One Short Course Package conference pass to IWCE - $549 value
  • One coach class plane ticket to Las Vegas, Nevada - value up to $500
  • Access to the Job Training & Education Center along with IWCE’s two-day exhibit hall
  • Recognition during ETA’s annual award banquet

How to Apply:

  • Submit an essay in 1,000 words (12 point type and double-spaced) or less along with a recent resume, cover letter and picture as separate attachments to mlawson@eta-i.org.

Eligibility:

  • Must have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Must be a currently enrolled student

Deadline:

  • January 9, 2017


Get Trained & Certified In One Convenient Location!

ETA's Annual Education Forum, co-located with IWCE, hosts ETA-approved HANDS-ON training courses leading to ETA certification with some of the industry's most respected training providers.

  • Basic Electronics by Chris Miller, CETsr, Heartland Community College
  • Distributed Antenna Systems by Dover Telecommunication Services
  • Fiber to the Antenna by Light Brigade
  • General Communications Technician by ATRG Technical Services
  • Line & Antenna Sweeping by Bird Technologies
  • Microwave Radio Techncian by Dover Telecommunication Services
  • R56 Communications Site Installer by Commdex Consulting

Keynote Address

Topic to be announced.

Larry Johnson, Director and Founder of Light BrigadeTopic to be announced.

About the Speaker:
Larry Johnson, Director and Founder of Light Brigade, has been at the forefront of the fiber optics industry since 1977. Over his three-plus-decade career in the telecommunications industries, Mr. Johnson has built a solid reputation in all aspects of fiber optic design, installation, implementation, testing, and measurement. Identified as an luminary of the Fiber Optics industry in 2000 he has participated in the early development of fiber optic standards used for installation, testing, and measurement of network and physical plant. His leadership in the optical fiber industry has resulted in repeated invitations to speak at key conferences worldwide, and to develop fiber optic certification programs for a variety of industries.  One of his hobbies is to archive the history of fiber optics and has been fortunate to know most of the inventors of the fiber optic revolution.

About Light Brigade:
The Light Brigade, AFL's education and training division, provides fiber optic training and certification, including hands-on courses, instructional DVDs, books, and online training as well as customized fiber optic training materials for specific industries or subject matter. Over the past quarter century we have trained tens of thousands of individuals, giving them the skills they need to move forward in their careers.

Our instructors are technically skilled and have a wide variety of practical experience with fiber optic systems. Many have taught collegiate-level courses in electronics and telecommunications while others have built and operated fiber-optic networks or served as consultants for international companies. Light Brigade instructors constantly evaluate new products and learn new techniques to maintain leading-edge awareness in numerous industries. Our courses are continually updated with the latest standards, equipment and best safety practices to ensure our students have the latest knowledge in their field.


Train

TrainETA International is proud to host hands-on training through outside vendors in popular technology areas related to ETA certification. ETA's partners, the industry’s most respected trainers, will provide in-depth hands-on training in seven key areas of expertise beginning on Sunday, March 20. Following each training class, ETA will provide opportunities to test for ETA certification.

Training courses must be registered for separately, on the ‘ETA Education Forum’ and ‘A La Carte’ tabs on the registration page. Registration for the training classes includes access to the IWCE exhibit hall, keynote addresses, general session, Party in the Park and town hall meetings.

Download the full list of training with descriptions and prices.


Learn

LearnEach year, more than 10,000 technical professionals receive certifications from ETA's world-renowned technical certification program, in operation since 1978. Get unparalleled opportunities for professional development and continuing education credits for both ETA and IWCE courses, which will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Attendees can participate in the entire track or mix and match ETA Short Courses with IWCE Short Courses. Short courses offer a flexible way for you to take part of the conference program while attending the exhibit hall on March 23 and 24.To attend, register for the IWCE Short Course Package.

Download the full list of sessions with descriptions.


Special Events

ETA’s Annual Membership Meeting
Membership in ETA’s professional association provides meaningful growth, resulting from the added value members receive through professional development and involvement with other members. One of the privileges of membership in ETA International is your right to voice your opinion about the direction of ETA and to learn how it has served its members in the previous year.

Join ETA Tuesday, March 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Las Vegas Convention Center for the annual membership meeting.


Awards BanquetETA’s Awards Banquet
Join ETA at the Annual Awards & Officer Installation Banquet to recognize the contributions of outstanding individuals to their industry and induct the newly-elected ETA 2016 Board of Directors.

You are invited as ETA's guest to the Italian American Club for a traditional Italian buffet. Eric Taipale, Sentera CEO, will give the keynote address about drones, data and ROI for the infrastructure inspection industry. Then stay for musical entertainment in the lounge. Limited shuttle service will be provided.

Join ETA Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 pm at the Italian American Club.

Other special events include Town Hall meetings and Party in the Park. These are open to all badged attendees.

Register for the 2017 Education Forum


See What Others Are Saying About The Eduation Forum!

“Invaluable course material taught by Dane [Brockmiller] with an even exchange of ideas and methods from the class attendees of their past and present DAS projects. This was my 1st IWCE attendance, definitely will not be my last. I hope to see a larger female population in attendance in the coming years with the growth of the industry.”

Nicole Lloyd, Senior Telecommunication Services Specialist, University of Central Florida

“Education Forum at IWCE allowed me to learn more about DAS systems in order better understand customer needs and regulations surrounding communications indoors. Highly knowledgeable instructors provided key information on how to design and implement the most efficient system for our customers.”

Orhan Avcioglu, Business Development Manager, Telsan, Istanbul, Turkey

“My experience with ETA was great. I attended the class for the CET associate’s test. The new changes that ETA made to the class, which now focus more on the specific material that is on the test, are spot-on. This shortens the class, while still giving you the required information to do well on the test. Overall, I think it was a great success.”

Dustin Peabody, Field Technician, Creative Communications Sales & Rentals, Arizona

"The knowledge and materials provided at ETA training is invaluable in providing excellent communications that our customers depend on."

Eric Rodriguez, Technician, Highland Wireless Services, Florida

“IWCE 2015 was my first time there and it was an outstanding learning environment for anyone in the RF field. The courses offered are second to none and I suggest sending your people there!”

Martin F. Baker, Senior Telecommunications Technician, Peoples Natural Gas, Pennsylvania