ESPA Announces NSCA Expo Plans
The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA), an organization established in November that seeks to establish a base, universal education and certification program for what it calls “electronics systems technicians,” will take the next step in its development by introducing itself to business owners and technicians at next month’s National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) Expo.
NSCA is a founding partner of ESPA, along with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA). ESPA Affiliates announced to date include the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA), and HDMI Licensing.
ESPA said it will run an on-site promotion at NSCA Expo. Attendees who visit its booth and sign up for ESPA communications will be automatically entered for a chance to win an ESPA education and certification package worth “more than $350,” the organization said. “Attendees will also be able to sign up to participate in the beta test of ESPA products and complete surveys that will help ESPA develop its core curriculum and exam.”
“In four months, ESPA has gone from a great idea to a fast-moving reality within the electronic systems industry, said ESPA Managing Director Deb Rolfes. “Our education and certification programs are in the development phase and we are on target to launch in the fourth quarter of 2007. We are eager to share our vision for a unified, career-ready workforce with the business owners and technicians who attend NSCA Expo.”
ESPA’s programs remain slated for a fourth-quarter 2007 rollout.