ESTA has announced the creation of the ESTA Foundation. To provide entry-level entertainment technicians with the essential skills necessary to practice their craft, the ESTA Board of Directors created the ESTA Foundation, to be established as a 501(c)3 organization. ESTA's Technical Education Committee and its subcommittees — Essential Skills, Publications & Assessments, and Seminars & Training — have been moved under the auspices of the Foundation.

The ESTA Foundation's mission is to develop, publish, and market educational programs to establish and provide the skills and training necessary to pursue careers in the entertainment technology industry; fund research, publications, and education on safety and the advancement of technology within the industry; provide scholarships and grants to individuals or related organizations to further education; and provide financial aid and assistance to members of the entertainment technology community who demonstrate need.

For information, contact Greer Morrison at 212-244-1505 or gmorrison@esta.org.