The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) announced that Production Resource Group (PRG) has made a $100,000 donation to the development of the new Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP). PRG's contribution brings the total pledges received to date to just over $600,000.
Upon announcing the donation, Jere Harris, PRG chairman and CEO stated, “PRG is proud to be a cornerstone sponsor of the ETCP. We recognize that our future success will be tied to the skills and training of our people, and the ETCP will help us identify the very best technicians available.”
The ETCP Fundraising Campaign is seeking funds for the development stage of a new industry-wide certification program for entertainment technology technicians. The program is expected to become self-supporting once the initial development phase is complete. PRG joins Clear Channel Entertainment, IATSE, and USITT as an Executive Producer contributor, ETCP's highest fundraising level.