Ignite fundraiser will be held at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas in conjunction with InfoComm
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, May 11, 2022 – The NSCA Education Foundation is excited to announce its first Ignite Fundraiser of 2022—and the first in-person fundraising event since 2019—on Wednesday, June 8, at the Brooklyn Bowl Landing Pad in Las Vegas, held in conjunction with InfoComm.
Now in its sixth year, Ignite’s goal is to generate interest in communications technology. It helps local high school and college students connect with manufacturers, dealers, and integrators to spark imagination and encourage new career paths in our industry. All funds raised for and during this event will go to Ignite, which was established in 2016 by the NSCA Education Foundation.
The theme of this year’s Ignite fundraiser, “You Can Be the Hero,” is a reminder to Ignite Ambassadors of the industry change they can impart simply by encouraging their organizations to use the remarkable resources available through Ignite.
Ignite offers integrators and manufacturers valuable tools to help them advocate for and collaborate with students and educators, participate in job and career fairs, host guest speakers and company tours, and provide mentorship and internships.
Brooklyn Bowl doors will open at 6pm on June 8 for the reception, followed by entertainment on the main stage (a surprise guest yet to be announced!). To attend, simply show your InfoComm badge or the invitation you receive from visiting any of the sponsor InfoComm booths. You can also download the invitation.
“Ignite is a powerful way to cultivate the next generation of skilled professionals by promoting incredible opportunities for young people in our industry,” says Jeff Kindig, Ignite workforce development project leader. “As the industry’s on-ramp to a vast range of great careers, Ignite will help bridge the gap and help companies find ways to deal with workforce challenges.”
Sponsors for this year’s Ignite fundraiser include AtlasIED, AVI Systems, Avidex, Belden, Biamp, BrightSign, Epiphan Video, Exertis/Almo, FSR, Gencomm, GreatAmerica Financial, Legrand, Liberty AV, Mechdyne, Pro-Tech Management, PSA/USAV, rp Visual, Sharp/NEC, Solutions360, TD SYNNEX, West Penn Wire, and Windy City Wire. More information about the event can be found at www.nsca.org/nsca-education-foundation/.
Ignite is an initiative established by the NSCA Education Foundation. It works to generate interest in communications technology by connecting local high school and college students with manufacturers, dealers, and integrators to spark imagination and encourage students to consider new career paths in our industry. Ignite is committed to the promotion and awareness of opportunities to attract the next generation to the communications technology industry and fill the funnel with qualified candidates. For more information, visit www.igniteyourcareer.org.
About NSCA Education Foundation
The mission of the NSCA Education Foundation is to advance educational opportunities by providing scholarships and awards to assist existing professionals and those pursuing careers within the low-voltage electronic systems integration industry. The foundation is committed to the growth of the industry by providing access to the best education and latest techniques available. The NSCA Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, promotes and engages current and future electronic systems integrators in educational experiences to enhance the growth, professionalism and business skills needed in the electronic systems industry. For more information, visit www.nsca.org/nsca-education-foundation.