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.
Some post-secondary schools that have adopted an EST program are seeing up to 90% placement rates. If your school has an IT or Electronics Program or offers Electrician Training, adding the EST body of knowledge and certification is a great way to make those students even more attractive to potential employers.
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 works.
- 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.
Access Our Library of Informational PDFs:
- 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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