Penton's IWCE, ETA International and Veterans Assembled electronics Collaborate to Help Veterans Build Knowledge and Skills in the Communications Technology Industry

Two Florida-based Military Veterans to Attend IWCE 2016 to Gain New Skills, ETA Certification and Network with Industry Influencers

Feb 29, 2016, 10:00 ET from Penton

ATLANTA, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's International Wireless Communication Expo (IWCE), ETA International and Veterans Assembled electronics are collaborating to bring two Florida-based veterans to IWCE 2016, the premier annual event for communications technology professionals. The event, which takes place March 21-25, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will provide the military veterans with training, ETA certification and networking opportunities with industry leaders.

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"It's our pleasure to work with ETA and Veterans Assembled electronics to assist these retired servicemen who served our country so bravely to get new skills to help them advance their career," said Stacey Orlick, Director of Community and Conference Content, IWCE. "We are not just providing these gentleman with training, but also with a marketability that will allow them to stand out from other applicants when applying for employment."

Brian C. Anderson (based in Orlando, FL) and Marcus Irvine (based in Cape Canaveral, FL) will attend the Line and Antenna Sweep training, offered by instructor Ira Wiesenfeld, CETsr of IWA Technical Services (IWATSI) at no charge. ETA will provide complimentary certification testing for the training and IWCE is offering free access to the Exhibit Hall and a travel scholarship for one of the veterans.

"We are proud to assist our returning military with training and education that will help them gain the skills they need to prosper in the communications technology industry," said Teresa Maher, President, ETA International. "We hope that by attending IWCE Brian and Marcus will gain critical information they need to launch successful civilian careers."

"We appreciate the generosity offered to our two veterans by IWCE, ETA International and IWATSI. Offering Marcus and Brian electronics education and certification as well as networking with influential leaders in this field will help to change their lives forever," said Mike Post, Principal Instructor, Veterans Assembled electronics. "Veterans may have learned many of these electronics skills in the military, but this training provide them with additional knowledge and a certification credential that allows them to better compete for jobs in the communications technology industry."

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Since 1977, the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has been the authoritative annual event for communications technology professionals. IWCE features over 370 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and trends in the industry. Over 7,000 individuals attend from a diverse group of industry professionals including government/military, public safety, utility, transportation and business enterprise. IWCE 2016 will be held March 21-25, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, visit

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About Veterans Assembled electronics
Founded in 2009, Veterans Assembled electronics LLC is a Rhode Island Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides electronics modernization services to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).  Veterans Assembled electronics trains and certifies military veterans for careers as electronics technicians.

About ETA
Since 1978, ETA has delivered over 200,000 professional certifications. ETA certifications are widely recognized and frequently used in worker job selection, hiring processes, pay increases, advancements, and often required as companies bid on contracts. ETA's certifications are personal and travel with the individual, regardless of employment or status change and measure competencies of persons, not products or vendors. All ETA certifications are accredited through the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC) and align with the ISO-17024 standard.

Nadira Ramatally
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