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ASSOCIATIONS

Communications Workers of America
501 3rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Web site: http://cwa-union.org
(202) 434-1100
CWA, a trade union, offers training programs and a few scholarships. There is information about bilingual opportunities.

Electronics Technicians Association
502 N. Jackson
Greencastle, IN 46135
Web site: http://www.eta-sda.com
This site has links to training programs that lead to certification.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
Telecommunications Department
1125 15th Street NW, Room 807
Washington, DC 20005
Web site: http://ibew.org
This site contains information on union activities and benefits, and has an online magazine.

International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET)
3608 Pershing Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107-4527
(817) 921-9101
Web site: http://www.iscet.org
ISCET administers certification programs. The applicant must pass qualifying exams to be certified.

Telecommunications Industry Association
2500 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 907-7700
Web site: http://www.tiaonline.org
This site is from the point of view of the industry, with information on trade shows and what's new in the marketplace.

United States Telecom Association
1401 H Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-2164
Web site: http://www.usta.org
This organization is an association of independent telephone companies. There is information on training and employment at this site.

WEB SITES

America's Learning Exchange
http://alx.org
America's Learning Exchange's site contains information on training offered on the Net and various certification programs.

Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
http://bat.doleta.gov
Provides information on apprenticeships in the United States.

Women in Technology International (WITI)
http://www.witi.org
This organization offers special encouragement to women who want to succeed in technology.

BOOKS

Amdahl, Kenn. There Are No Electrons. Arvada, CO: Clearwater Publishing Co., 1991.

An off-the-wall, even funny, explanation of electronics in theory and practice.

Maxfield, Clive Max. Bebop to the Boolean Boogie: An Unconventional Guide to Electronic Fundamentals, Components, and Processes. Solana Beach, CA: HighText, 1995.

Reviewers call this book “clear, comprehensive, funny, and informative.” It's a technical introduction to electronic circuitry than doesn't overwhelm the reader with detail.

PERIODICALS

Electronics Weekly
125 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 370-7440
Web site: http://www.electronicsweekly.co.uk
Electronics Weekly provides all of the latest news and features regarding the electronics world.

Electronics World
125 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 370-7440
Electronics World is a print publication serving electronics consumers and professionals

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