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Initiative Announces New Training Session

The Joint Training Initiative of the ESTA Foundation and USITT announces a rigging safety training session to be held at Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien, Washington. The event will be hosted and co-produced by Highline PAC in association with Highline Public Schools.

This session is a three-day event designed for entertainment technicians at a basic to intermediate level and will be held Friday, July 24 to Sunday, July 26.

The course will be taught by ETCP Recognized Trainer Jay Glerum. His program, The 4 K's of Stage Rigging, will cover liability, forces and reactions (the physics of rigging), types and designs of hardware, proper operation, and inspection/maintenance issues. Also included will be discussions of motorized rigging, fire curtain rigging, and rigging math.

This session will count towards renewal credits for ETCP Certified technicians.

Course descriptions, fees and the registration form are available at For additional information, e-mail

A very successful Fall Protection and Rescue session was held recently at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts in Bowie, Maryland. Nearly 40 attendees spent two intensive days with arena rigging specialist Rocky Paulson and MSA representative Morgan Neff.

Other training sessions include:

  • Eos Console Training, June 1 to 2 at Electronic Theatre Controls, Middleton,Wisconsin.
  • The FUNdamentals of Electricity! June 5 to 7,at Village Theatre at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, Michigan

Additional events are in the planning stages for locations around the country.  Details will be posted as soon as they are available. Remember to check the Industry Training Events Calendar.

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