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InfoComm Offers AV Scholarships

For 2006-2007, the International Communications Industries Foundation is offering post-secondary education scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are pursuing careers in the AV industry.
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Fairfax, VA--For 2006-2007, the International Communications Industries Foundation is offering post-secondary education scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are pursuing careers in the AV industry.

To be eligible for this $1,200 scholarship, students must be majoring in audiovisual subjects or related fields, including audio, video, telecommunications, electronics, technical aspects of the theater, data networking, software development and information technology. Students with other majors may be considered if they can demonstrate a relationship to career goals in the AV industry. The application deadline is May 1, 2006.

"The AV industry has exploded in recent years. But our market research reflects that the increase in the need for our industry's products and services has not been met with a similar increase in qualified workers," said Duffy Wilbert, vice president, membership, InfoComm International. "The International Communications Industries Foundation has created this scholarship program to introduce students of many disciplines to the rewarding careers the AV industry has to offer."

Applicants are strongly encouraged to learn more about the audiovisual industry to see if the field is right for them. A free online course, Quick Start to the AV Industry, is available to applicants, students, teachers and parents so they can learn more about the careers the industry has to offer.

The International Communications Industries Foundation will also offer post-secondary education scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are employees of InfoComm member companies or dependents of employees. To be eligible for this $1,500 scholarship, student dependents of employees or employees of InfoComm International member companies in good standing must be majoring in audiovisual subjects or related fields, including audio, video, telecommunications, electronics, technical aspects of the theater, data networking, software development and information technology. Students with other majors may be considered if they can demonstrate a relationship to career goals in the AV industry.

To view the class, download the scholarship application or learn more about the industry, visit the www.infocomm.org.

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