UNION, N.J., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Tech in Union, NJ announces today that students training for electronic systems careers have passed a key industry certification exam at a rate of 97%. The ESPA exam – administered by the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance – certifies graduates as compliant and competent in the guidelines set forth by the electronics industry association.
"Passing the ESPA exam and receiving certification is a great accomplishment – it opens a lot of doors professionally," says Richard Vargas, the Lincoln Tech instructor who taught all 34 students in the most recent Electrical and Electronic Systems Technology (EEST) program. Of the 34 students who trained and took the test, 33 passed: a remarkable rate of 97%.
According to Barry Wexler, Supervisor of EEST Education at the campus, successfully completing the ESPA exam provides the student with nationally recognized credentials to begin their career in a wide variety of professional settings.
"I was impressed with the success of this group of students," he says. "They approached preparing for and taking the ESPA with enthusiasm and determination, skills that will serve them well throughout their careers. Mr. Vargas, their instructor, deserves credit for training and motivating these students to prepare and do their best on the exam."
Jeff Gardner, the Executive Director of ESPA, praised Vargas, Wexler, and the campus for their commitment to training the next generation of electronic systems professionals. "The team at Lincoln Tech in Union is second to none," he says. "This campus is our #1 Authorized Training Partner, testing and certifying more technicians than any other school in the country. We are pleased to have them on board, bringing hundreds of qualified people into the New York-New Jersey workforce every year."
The ESPA exam is a computer-based test which is included as part of Lincoln Tech's EEST career training program in Union. It covers 5 basic areas: Construction Methods and Materials, Tools, Electrical Basics, Wiring and Installation Practices, and Standards, Codes, and Safety Practices. Upon passing the exam, students can receive certification as an ESPA-certified Electronic Systems Technician.
Lincoln Tech's EEST training program is a 1,080-hour certificate program that prepares students for careers in the telecommunications, home entertainment, security, and electronics industries. Students in the program also have the opportunity to earn Electrical Level 1 & 2 credentials from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), allowing them to pursue careers in high-voltage electrical applications as well. Last year more than 60 graduates from the Union campus entered the field and started positions as electricians or electronics professionals, as reported to the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) in the Union campus' 2015 G&E Report.
According to careeronestop.org, more than 16,000 positions in these fields are projected to open across New York and New Jersey by 2024.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults career-oriented programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology, and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 29 campuses in 15 states under four brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and Lincoln College of New England. Lincoln also operates the Lincoln Culinary Institute in Shelton, Connecticut.
For more information, go to lincolntech.edu.
The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance is a collaborative effort, founded by the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), the National Systems Contractors Associations (NSCA) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) with additional industry partners including ESA, CABA and CompTIA. Its mission is to training and certify qualified entry-level Electronic Systems Technicians (ESTs) to meet the demand in the ever-growing electronic systems industry.
For more information, go to espa.org
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