Several awards have been established to recognize significant contributions made by an outstanding instructor or Training Coordinator whose exceptional dedication and performance has had a positive impact on the professional image of the industry and ESA. Individual chapters are encouraged to establish these awards in each state. The award recipient must not have received the award in the previous three years.
ESA members may nominate an individual to receive an award.
All nominations must be submitted in writing to the ESA/NTS Vice President of Training and Certification on the official nominating form, with supporting material documenting the achievements of the nominee attached.
Supporting material can include testimonial letters, achievement certificates, etc.
All nomination materials will become the property of ESA/NTS and will not be returned.
All nomination materials will be handled on a confidential basis.
Incomplete nominations will not be processed.
The deadline for nominations will be determined by the ESA/NTS Vice President of Training and Certification.
ESA/NTS Award Selection Criteria
Constructive philosophy toward the profession
Evidence of personal advancement through ongoing education and professional development
Work toward upholding high personal and industry standards
Ability to work effectively with others
Problem solving ability
Contributions to chapters
Overall knowledge of products, applications and or system design
The selection committee is composed of the Vice President of Training & Certification, Education Committee Chair, and the President of ESA.
Announcement of the Winners
Awards winners will be announced and presented during a ceremony at an ESA event. The award winners will not be announced prior to the ceremony.
The Paul Baran Instructor of the Year Award Selection Criteria
Nominees must be a Certified Instructor for at least one ESA/NTS course and should be evaluated on over all performance according to the ESA/NTS Award Criteria and his or her contributions to ESA/NTS.
Training Coordinator of the Year Award Selection Criteria
Nominees must currently be serving or have served as a Training Coordinator and be evaluated on overall performance according to the ESA/NTS Award Criteria and his or her contributions to their Training Provider and ESA/NTS.