Penton’s 38th annual IWCE expo, one of the industry’s largest conventions for two-way radio manufacturers, is slated to host ETA's Education Forum. The 2015 conference will take place March 16-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Over 350 leading manufacturers will exhibit at the event, and attendees will have the opportunity to take part in ETA’s Education Forum’s hands-on electronics training workshops and certification testing. Each year, more than 10,000 technical professionals receive certifications from the ETA’s world-renowned technical certification program, in operation since 1978. 

ETA has had a steady presence at IWCE in past years, offering certification testing and partnering on IWCE’s student Job Fair, including an annual scholarship for an ETA student member to attend IWCE. 

“IWCE and ETA have long-supported each other’s missions – to provide education, training and certification to the communications technology community. It’s great to be able to offer it all in one place at one time to help meet our industry’s needs.” Stephanie McCall, Brand Manager for IWCE and IWCE’s Urgent Communications. 

For the first time, ETA will proudly host fiber optics training at this year’s IWCE. The need for increased bandwidth provided through the use of fiber optic cable also increases the demand for certified Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA) technicians. 

“ETA looks forward to co-locating with IWCE to bring world-class training and certification in the latest technologies to technicians from around the world gathered in Las Vegas,” said ETA President Teresa Maher, CSS. 

Attendees will register through IWCE’s website to select their training package and will get access to the IWCE show floor and special events with their badge. ETA will offer certification testing at the conclusion of hands-on training courses offered by ETA’s partners: Ira Wiesenfeld and Associates, Light Brigade and Dover Telecommunications Services, among others. Continuing Education Credits will be offered by ETA for most of IWCE’s workshops and short courses in addition to the training. 

“It simply makes sense to host these events together, and we’re excited to partner with ETA and its training partners to provide so many hands-on courses at IWCE,” says Stacey Orlick, Event and Content Director.