NEW YORK, NY -- ESTA (the Entertainment Services and Technology
Association) announces the continuation of its industry-wide
feasibility study on personnel certification with the launch
of a 2nd on-line survey to run November 21st through December
Personnel certification is the voluntary demonstration
and recognition of knowledge, skills, and abilities in a given
field. Many people in the entertainment technology industry
have asked ESTA to begin work in this area because of ESTA’s
success in bringing the industry together to develop technical
ESTA launched a three part feasibility study
in September with its first on-line survey targeted to a small
but crucial sampling of individuals in all areas of entertainment
technology, from seasoned veterans to college students, to
employers and educators. Over 1,000 responses were received
which provided us with invaluable information to use in Phases
2 and 3 of the study. Phase 2 consisted of two focus groups
conducted in Las Vegas just prior to LDI2002 led by Mike Hamm,
one of the leading experts in the field of certification.
Now ESTA needs you! Please join us in Phase
3 of the study by giving us your opinions on the need for
and value of a certification program for industry technicians.
It is vitally important we hear from everyone in the industry
who could be affected by a certification program and from
everyone who might wish to be involved in its development.
ESTA expresses its appreciation to those who took part in
the first survey and we encourage you to continue your input
by participating in this next survey.
Developing a high quality, industry supported
certification program is a major undertaking for ESTA, requiring
a significant commitment of volunteer time and association
resources. Please take a few moments to complete the on-line
survey by going to www.esta.org.
Your input is essential to help us meet the needs of the industry.
If you would like more information, please contact
us at email@example.com.
The Entertainment Services and Technology Association
(ESTA) is one of the world’s leading trade organizations
for the entertainment technology industry. Its over 450 members
in North America and around the world work in all areas of
the industry and include dealers, manufacturers, reps, service
and production companies, scenic houses, designers, and consultants.
Through ESTA’s Technical Standards Program, industry
leaders are drafting standards in seven areas: camera cranes,
control protocols, electrical power, floors, fog and smoke,
photometrics, and rigging. ESTA, a co-sponsor of LDI and other
major industry events, is a member of the World Entertainment