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Join ETA and IWCE for Training!

ETA will once again co-locate the 2020 Education Forum with IWCE's critical communications conference in Las Vegas on August 24-28, 2020. The show will be focused on providing training through outside vendors as well as and seminars in popular technology areas related to ETA certification.

Train

On the IWCE registration page, scroll down to the ETA Education Forum and click the box to see the schedules and pricing. All Training Courses must be registered for separately and include the ETA Testing Fees.  

Registration for any training classes includes access to the IWCE exhibit hall (Wed/Thurs), keynote addresses (Wed), general session (Thurs), Networking Reception (Wed) and town hall meetings.  Create an entire week of education by choosing two training classes or add an IWCE One-Day or Short Course Package to your registration!  Make sure to check for conflicting timing when combining classes as some overlap.  

ETA-approved training courses leading to ETA certification are presented by the industry's most respected training providers:

  • DAS and BDA Design, Installation and Maintenance Training (Mon/Tues)
  • General Communications Technical Training, Level 1 (Mon/Tues)
  • Practical Antenna Theory Training (Mon/Tues)
  • Line and Antenna Sweep Training (Mon/Tues)
  • PIM Testing Training (Mon/Tues)
  • Communications Site Installer (R56) Training (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs)
  • Fiber Optics for Wireless Training (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs)
  • 5G Technician Training: An Introduction to 5G (Wednesday)
  • Microwave Fundamentals Training (Wed/Thurs)
  • Radio Frequency Interference and Mitigation Training (Wed/Thurs)
  • Associate Certified Electronics Technician Training (Wed/Thurs)
  • Cybersecurity and Information Technology Specialist Training (Wed/Thurs/Fri)

More Education

ETA will also host sessions in a special ETA Technical Track. These classes provide a one-topic overview from some of ETA's leading instructors. Attendees can participate in the entire track or mix and match ETA Short Courses with IWCE Short Courses. To attend, register for the IWCE Short Course Package (Wed-Fri), One-Day Package or Single Session Ticket to attend the classes of your choice. 

Continuing Education Credits

ETA offers Continuing Education Credits for all their training classes and short courses.  It also offers CECs for many of IWCE's classes. Check back to see a list of approved classes and the number of credits. For more information, please contact Michele Lawson of ETA at mlawson@eta-i.org. .

Scholarships

ETA has partnered with IWCE and Veterans Assembled Electronics to offer both Student and Military Scholarships to attend IWCE, including travel expenses. Visit ETA's Education Forum page for more details and to see more about the Scholarship opportunities. 

Special Event

ETA’s Awards Banquet
Thursday, August 27 * 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm * Fogo de Chao
Join ETA at their Annual Awards Banquet to recognize the contributions of outstanding individuals in their industry.
For more information, contact Michele Lawson at mlawson@eta-i.org. 

Keynote Address: A Lifelong Journey of Building Industry/Education Solutions to Address the Skills Talent Shortage

Tim Lawrence, former Executive Director, SkillsUSA

This presentation will provide a look at the speaker’s lifetime journey through skills training and workforce development and explore global trends and data from employers worldwide. The need to address our growing skills gap through education and training will be a key focus.A highly skilled 21st Century technical workforce is critical in keeping our nation’s economy strong and providing pathways to success for our families and communities. SkillsUSA, working with hundreds of employers and advocates like Mike Rowe, professional associations like ETA International and ICWE, and major U.S. corporations, is taking employability skills training and development to new levels. Participants will learn about promising programs and practices that are shaping our future workforce, including the inclusion of STEM education into our technical training programs, and formalizing training for the development of the professional skills most sought by employers.Participants will learn about a dynamic Employability Skills Framework that has been developed by business, industry, labor and education that will be a driving force for future education and training.