The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance has taken another step towards their goal of a unified electronic industry with the launch of their new web site www.espa.org. ESPA was created in 2006 with hopes of forming a standard education/certification system for the industry and the web site is a tool for associates, companies, and consultants affiliated with the alliance. It also contains information for individuals exploring a career in electronics.
“Our new web site offers information and opportunities for even more industry organizations to join the ESPA founders and affiliates, and to support the movement for a universal gateway to a career in electronic systems,” said ESPA’s Managing Director Deborah Rolfes in a press release this Wednesday.
ESPA presently has signed affiliate agreements with 9 industry organizations and hopes that the web site will serve as a resource to recruit others.
The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance’s job task analysis committee, which had been delegated to identify all of the critical skills required of an entry-level electronic systems technician that could be used as a guideline for creating universal courses and exams, has finished their duty. The job task analysis has been completed and a process for making ESPA’s Certified-EST education and certification products is now finalized.
“The job task analysis is a critically important process for creating ESPA’s entry-level education and certification products,” said Chuck Wilson, ESPA Chairman. “We are humbled by the participation of such a ‘Who’s-Who’ list of top-notch professionals.”
ESPA was formed back in 2006 with a focus on forming a unified front for associates, companies, and consultants in the electronic systems field. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the Custom Electronic Design & Automation Association (CEDIA) and the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) were the founding companies of ESPA and have now been joined by 6 other organizations, including CompTIA and Tweeter. ESPA has also just launched its brand new web site to provide resources for others in the electronic systems industry.