In September, Shure Incorporated announced that it will match combined donations to the NSCA Education Foundation, up to $25,000, which will be used to further advance the skills of individuals in the commercial electronic systems industry. In addition to its matching contribution, Shure is challenging other manufacturers and industry members to make donations to the Foundation. If met, this would drive the overall campaign to $50,000.
“Our company has always placed a high priority on being a good corporate citizen,” says Sandy LaMantia, President and CEO of Shure. “It’s something that Mr. Shure established from the very beginning of the company, and today remains as one of our core values. We are also deeply committed to education. This partnership with NSCA provides us with an opportunity to support the next generation of systems integrators and, hopefully, aid the continued growth of the commercial audio industry. We ask our fellow manufacturers to join us and offer their support in this effort as well.”
The NSCA Education Foundation has been providing opportunities for individuals to become further engaged in the industry by offering scholarships for students attending school to become installers and technicians and scholarships for individuals interested in gaining insight into running a systems integration firm by attending the NSCA Business & Leadership Conference and the NSCA Best Practices Conference series.
“Shure always raises the bar,” says Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. “The Foundation Board is so appreciative of this commitment they started several years ago. With more students interested in entering this industry, our Foundation plays an even more critical role in how they can support the growth and constant change within the electronic systems industry. The last time Shure issued the challenge, it was a matter of months before other leading companies made their pledge. I expect the same this time.”
This donation will be used to create two new programs for those attending the NSCA Best Practices Conference series. Additionally, the Foundation is doubling the number of Vaughan scholarships for BLC2014 and is creating new efforts that will increase mentorship and internships for students entering the industry.
To take immediate advantage of these savings programs offered by Shure and the Foundation, attend one of the two remaining scheduled events in Anaheim, Calif., or Boston. Those who attend are eligible for two offers: Existing NSCA Corporate Contractor Members (buy two, get one free) and Non-NSCA Members first-time program (for those who have never attended an NSCA event before, receive your first two registrations for free).
Send your finance, operations, project management, and sales team to gain the best education offered to systems integrators wanting to put more money in your pocket.
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Get more details by calling NSCA at 800/446-6722. First-time attendees of the NSCA Business and Leadership Conference may ask for an application for free registration.
More information on the NSCA Education Foundation and its activities and events can be found at www.nscafoundation.org.
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