The NSCA Education Foundation is dedicated to furthering the education of students in the industry. The Foundation awards the Randy Vaughan Leadership Award to first-time attendees of NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference. Randy Vaughan was integral in the creation of this event as well as NSCA University.
The NSCA Education Foundation is now accepting applications for the Randy Vaughan “Founder’s Award.” These awards, in honor of Vaughan’s commitment to the systems integration community, will be given to qualified applicants of systems integration companies interested in attending the Business & Leadership Conference (BLC) for the first time. The conference is attended by seasoned as well as up-and-coming industry managers, owners and executives.
Twenty (20) awards will be given for the 2017 conference to be held March 2-4, 2017 in Chandler, Arizona.
This honor represents the Foundation’s mission to provide ongoing training to current system integration professionals.
Randy Vaughan was a charter member of NSCA, and served on the NSCA Board of Directors from 1997-2008, including a two-year term as president beginning in 2005. Additionally, he served as an instructor for NSCA University™ for more than 12 years, and was named its Educator of the Year in 2007. He also served as chairman of the NSCA Education Committee for a number of years. His greatest accomplishments for NSCA include the creation of NSCA University and the Business & Leadership Conference, as well as his role as a subject matter expert and content developer for the industry.
Applications are due by December 15, 2016. Winners will be notified by Jan. 15, 2017. For more information on the award, or to apply, contact Teresa Solorio.
The Foundation also partners with the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) to offer scholarships to students interested in a career as an electronic systems technician.