Technology Forecaster Jim Brazell to Deliver Keynote Speech at the ETA Education Forum

The STEM based keynote, "Cyber World: Discover the Role of Electronics Systems Technicians in U.S. Workforce Competitiveness, Security, and Innovation," during the ETA Education Forum, October 15-20, 2012.

Greencastle, Indiana - April 26, 2012 - ETA® International announces that Technology Forecaster Jim Brazell will deliver the opening keynote at the 2012 ETA Education Forum scheduled for October 15-20, 2012 in Greencastle, Indiana. The ETA Education Forum is a technical education conference for technicians and educators from around the world to investigate emerging technologies and education strategies through presentations and technical workshops led by industry and educational experts.


Brazell's keynote will deliver an analysis on how electronics systems are at the heart of a new generation of computers and at the core of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Jim explains, "The 21st Century brought with it the birth of a 4th generation of computing where machines and motors are now tightly coupled with computers, software, and electronics. You might say we live in a robotics age." Electronics programs are now at the heart of this emerging technology revolution.

Lisa Cervantes of VentureRAMP, Inc. explains, "Jim was one of the early public voices proclaiming the need for a Sputnik-like awakening of the public to the importance of science and technology to society, security, education, and the economy. His message is important but few people have connected the real 21st century Sputnik story with its author." Jim's advisor and mentor is Dr. Francis X. Kane who was recognized as the military father of the Global Positioning System on March 2, 2010 by the United States Air Force (learn more at fatherofgps.com).

The 2012 ETA Education Forum includes several powerful general sessions including; Test and Measurement 101: ETA Technology Series 2012, presented by Ira Wiesenfeld, P.E., CETsr, Ira Wiesenfeld & Associates, Dallas, TX; Antenna Testing and the Importance of PIM Testing in Wireless Networks, presented by Tom Dover, President, DTS, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT; RF Safety, also presented by Tom Dover; Cellular Wireless, how we got where we are, presented by John Baldwin, CETsr, Faribault, MN; Lightning Protection Installation Training, presented by Mark Harger, President/Owner of Harger Lightning & Grounding, Grayslake, IL; Helping Educators Get Things Done: Tech Tools to Get More Out of Work and Life, presented by Lindsey Holmes, CEO, LCH Business SM & Tech, Newark, NJ;

Renewable Energy Integrators and the Reality Show Part One: Freedom Field Renewable Energy as a Catalyst for Education and Economic Development, presented by Mr. Chester Ckolodziej, Project Manager, Freedom Field Renewable Energy, Rockford, IL and Professor Stephen Fleeman, Sustainable Energy Systems Academic Chair, Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL; Renewable Energy Integrators and the Reality Show Part Two: Renewable Energy Integrator Internships at Freedom Field Renewable Energy, also presented by Mr. Chester Ckolodziej, and Professor Stephen Fleeman; Electronics Technician Careers in the Intelligent Grid of Tomorrow - Preparing Today, presented by Tom Janca, CETsr, Director, Utility Ethernet Forum, Fort Collins, CO; An Adventure: Developing a New Transformer and Developing New Magnetic Material Tests, presented by Harrie Buswell, PhD, Buswell Energy LLC, Cloverport, KY; and What is the Secret to Getting your Customers to Come Back? The Main Thing you need to do is Provide Customer Service That Exceeds Your Customers' Expectations and Outshines Your Competitors' Customer Service, presented by Beverly Turek, Founder and CEO of Computer DR, Computer Training Access, and TP Web Creations, Bryan, TX.

Training workshops offered at the 2012 Education Forum include the Motorola Site Installation Practices (R56) training conducted by Shane Morris, Technical Support Manager, Motorola Solutions, Inc. Seattle, WA and Chris Hoch, Technical Support Manager, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, and the Corning TS-LAN-500 Hands-On Comprehensive Installation Technology Course for Optical Multimode and Single-Mode Local Area Networks conducted by Bud Shook, Corning Cable Systems, Hickory, NC.

OSP Magazine, the Consortium of Certified Service Centers, and Corning Cable Systems sponsor the event.

For more information on the 2012 ETA Education Forum including full registration, session descriptions, speaker biographies, and sponsorship opportunities please visit the event website at www.educationforum.info or contact the Event Coordinator, Chrissy Baker at (800) 288-3824 or cbaker@eta-i.org.

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