The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT announces electrical, rigging, and projection training sessions to be held at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The event will be hosted and co-produced by the Herberger College School of Theatre & Film in association with Desert States Section of USITT.

This three-day schedule of courses is designed for entertainment technicians at a basic to intermediate level. Sessions will be held January 13-16, 2009 on the campus of Arizona State University.

The electrical courses will be taught by Richard Cadena, ETCP Certified entertainment electrician and ETCP recognized trainer, and the rigging courses will be taught by Jay Glerum, ETCP recognized trainer. The projection sessions will be conducted by Jake Pinholster, professor of Media Design, and Eric Ludacer, head of projections for Cirque du Soleil’s Love.

ETCP Certified technicians will receive renewal credits towards recertification for attending these sessions.