Associations Focus: Survey Reveals Member Concerns

NSCA's Summer 2005 Member Survey results identified the most prevalent industry issues and initiatives that affect all levels of systems professionals.
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Associations Focus: Survey Reveals Member Concerns

Oct 1, 2005 12:00 PM

NSCA's Summer 2005 Member Survey results identified the most prevalent industry issues and initiatives that affect all levels of systems professionals. Among the many hot topics in business today, training and certification was ranked as the number one concern of an overwhelming 47 percent of respondents.

“It's very encouraging that our industry recognizes the need to develop job skills through training and establish technical expertise through certification,” says Brad Nelson, NSCA board member and president of Sound Solutions Northwest. “This demonstrates that our members are interested in performing higher-quality work in the industry, and the NSCA EST Program provides the tools needed to do just that. It is the only hands-on certification program in systems integration that is based on EST training and apprenticeship guidelines.”

Other top business concerns noted in the survey were: Improved Research (24 percent), Workforce Development (18 percent), and Better Health Care Plans (12 percent). For more information on this survey and other market intelligence, visit www.nsca.org.

How Does Your Pay and Benefits Package Stack Up Against the Rest?

Find out when NSCA releases its 2005 Compensation & Benefits Report Survey in September. The in-depth report covers the compensation packages of owners, presidents/CEOs, CFOs, operations managers, marketing managers, installers, project managers, sales managers, receptionists, executive assistants, and nearly everyone with other job titles that exist in the commercial electronics industry. Virtually every vertical market is covered. The new report also includes interesting data comparisons such as salary increase percentages (in various job categories) vs. results from the organization's 2003 Compensation & Benefits Survey.

To obtain a copy of NSCA's 2005 Compensation & Benefits Report Survey, contact Jodi Montgomery at (800) 446-6722 or visit www.nsca.org.

Pre-Expo Education Registration is Open.

NSCA is pleased to announce that its pre-Expo education registration for the Systems Integration Expo began Aug. 22, 2005. An additional 80 educational courses will be offered and available for registration at www.nscaexpo.org Nov. 15, 2005. Pre-Expo Education and Certification Review Courses will be held on Tuesday, March 14, and Wednesday, March 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Systems Integration Expo will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 14-18, 2006.

NSCA has organized several new NSCA University education and certification prep courses, along with world-class exhibitors, covering a variety of current industry trends and knowledge in AV, acoustics, data, digital signage, fire detection, lighting control, network integration, sound, telephony, video, and more. The expo will focus on providing attendees with the education, resources, and tools necessary to grow their business and become more profitable. Additionally, the 2006 Systems Integration Expo will highlight new product launches from the world's leading commercial electronics companies.

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For more information about NSCA, visitwww.nsca.orgor call (800) 446-6722.

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