Morissette commented, “Canada has shown strong development in the area of certification of entertainment technicians through provincial programs in B.C., Ontario and Québec. We are pleased to see that this important issue is being addressed in a larger forum and that adequate resources are being dedicated so as to create safer working environments. We are very pleased that ESTA has shown leadership in this area and have also considered consulting CITT / ICTS with regards to Canadian jurisdiction and cultural issues related to certification.”
"ESTA is delighted to have CITT on board the Certification Council,” said ESTA President Mike Wood. “They bring a wealth of experience to the table particularly with the knowledge they have of existing certification programs in Canada. Our goal is to make this program as widely applicable as possible and we can't do that without the right partners."
The ESTA Certification Council represents the diversity of the industry. Members include key leaders in entertainment business, labor, facilities, associations, and academia. Organizational members of the Certification Council include IAAM, IATSE, TEA and USITT. The key areas of electrical skills and rigging skills have been identified for initial development in the ETCP. Additional information may be found at www.etcp.esta.org.