The EST career path is one of the fastest growing in North America. Companies anticipate a 14% increase in their workforce in the next year. Entry-level technicians are hard to find, in fact this is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry.
The most dramatic change in the industry at this time is the growing importance of the computer network and Internet applications and their impact on entertainment and system control.
If you have an IT program which is teaching networking skills your students may very well find a career in electronic systems. Embedding basic EST training and an industry certification as an option will provide those students with a valuable enhancement to their resume. Some post-secondary schools are seeing up to 90% placement rates in their EST programs.
There is a variety of ways that the EST curriculum can be presented. Select the one that is the best fit for your school:
- Complete, year-long program including instruction on several subsystems and extensive hands-on training. (NCCER Curriculum is recommended)
- “Fast Track” training (8-12 weeks) focusing on the fundamentals (ESPA) and an introduction to residential, commercial, and security work.
- Included as a module into an existing electronics, electrical, or IT program.
ESPA’s mission is to build the pipeline of qualified ESTs and we will work with you to find the right curriculum and the approach that is best for your institution.
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- What is an EST?
- What is the ESPA Certification?
- Is an EST Career Path Right for Me? Quiz
- Why Hire an ESPA Certified EST?
- What Do I Need to Know for the ESPA Exam?
- Why Teach to the EST Career Path?
- Who is ESPA?
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