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ESPA Sends Out Call for Affiliates

The newly formed organization is seeking participation in creating the industrys first universal education and certification program.

Cedar Rapids, IA–The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) is calling on organizations and businesses to become ESPA affiliates and participate in the development of the industry’s first universal education and certification program.

Announced last month, The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), and National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) joined forces to form ESPA, which will serve as the foundation of a career-ready workforce for the electronic systems contracting industry.

“We have never before seen cooperation on this scale,” said Chuck Wilson, chairman of the ESPA board of directors. “The three initial partners have made monetary, infrastructure and resource commitments worth millions of dollars and now we are openly inviting more organizations to participate in the development process. ESPA is truly a powerful, unifying force for the electronic systems industry.”

ESPA affiliates will help standardize the terms, definitions and best practices of the electronic systems industry, and ensure broad-based inclusion of critical concepts for entry-level technicians in both commercial and residential disciplines. Affiliates will also be included in ESPA promotional activities as recognized leaders who are uniting the industry and providing long-term, credible solutions for education and certification.

ESPA anticipates rolling out its education/certification programs in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Organizations and businesses interested in becoming ESPA affiliates should contact ESPA managing director Deb Rolfes at 319.861.8622 or [email protected].