IAVM’s Greg Wolfe, Professional Development Manager, sat down with Joe Aldridge, Entertainment Engineering and Design Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – College of Fine Arts, to discuss technician and electrician certification programs available and to preview his Performing Arts Managers Conference session. In this podcast, Aldridge discusses how technician certification programs are helping improve safety at venues and the process to achieve certification. Aldridge also touches on the following:
- Why were the rigging and electrician certification programs developed?
- Do all venue technicians and electricians need to be certified?
- How can the certification programs benefit employers?
- What background do you have to have to sit for rigging and electrician certification exams?
If you would like to learn more, be sure to attend Aldridge’s session at PAMC 2013, What does the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) mean for you and me?, on Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m.