☷Tobyhanna Employees Receive Recognition for Earning Electronics Certification
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Adam Zuroski ( left ) and Brian Kohn ( right ) are two recent recipients of the Certified Electronics Technician certification . Both emphasized that earning the certification was a rewarding challenge worth completing . Electronics Mechanic Leader Brian Kohn believes becoming certified has better prepared him for his professional future . Tobyhanna employees who receive the Certified Electronics Technician certification will be honored with their name and photo on a plaque displayed near the C4ISR Directorate Office . Electronic Worker Adam Zuroski said he believes Tobyhanna is doing a great thing by recognizing those who put in the hard work to achieving Certified Electronics Technician status . Tobyhanna Army Depot ( TYAD ) employees who achieve the Certified Electronics Technician ( CET ) accreditation are now being publicly recognized for their accomplishment . CET status can be achieved at a few levels , the first being the Associate Level , then the Journeyman Level , Senior Level and finally , the Master Level . Once certification at any level has been obtained , yearly renewal is required in order to ensure technicians are keeping up with advances in technology . The CET initiative is directly aligned with Tobyhanna’s long - range strategic plan , TOBY2028 , particularly the Invest in Our People , Shaping the Future and C5ISR Readiness lines of effort . Employees who achieve any level of certification will be honored with their name and photo on a plaque displayed near the C4ISR Directorate Office . The effort is designed to ensure employees are receiving the recognition they deserve for putting in the hard work required to pursue the certification . Electronics worker Adam Zuroski is among recent recipients of the certification . He said he thinks it is great that TYAD is recognizing those who have been obtaining the CET certification which will benefit the depot’s customers . “I think it is fantastic . I really appreciate the support from my supervisors and all of my peers , ” said Zuroski . “Being able to say we have certified technicians working on customer assets will be great for Tobyhanna . ” Electronics Mechanic Leader Brian Kohn is another recent recipient of the CET certification . He said he believes becoming certified has made him more prepared for his professional future . “I believe earning this certification has prepared me for the work that is to come , ” said Kohn . Obtaining a CET certification has proven to be a great benefit to TYAD . As more employees earn it , work becomes more efficient , customer satisfaction increases and it gives the depot a competitive edge against competitors . Depot officials state that employees receive a significant benefit from earning the certification as well as it keeps them up - to - date on current best practices in the industry and proves their commitment to the warfighter , who is the most important beneficiary . As employee confidence and commitment increases , warfighter satisfaction increases . Chief of the Avionics Division John Stochla said he believes those who choose to pursue a CET Certification will be set up for success today and into the future . “I believe education improves development on a personal level . [The CET program] is very good for refreshing people’s expertise and this is one step in our progression that will keep our development high , ’ said Stochla . “I feel we are putting people in a position to be successful . ” Stochla explained that employees pursuing the CET certification will receive extensive preparation to ensure they are confident in the subject matter . Some preparation methods include supervisory coaching , a study guide , a week - long refresher course and the ability to take the exam whenever the employee is ready within a two year span . Division Operations Manager Jeffery O’Neill said he believes earning the CET certification adds even more capabilities to TYAD’s already talented workforce . “Certified Electronics Technician certifications provide proof of your knowledge in the electronics field , ” said O’Neill . “We all need to challenge ourselves periodically , I would encourage anyone who is interested in additional information on the CET to reach out to your directorate POCs . ” Zuroski said although passing the exam was tough and required a lot of studying , it is very attainable to those who put in the effort . “I enjoy challenges , so obtaining the CET certification really gave me something to work for , ” said Zuroski . “Passing it definitely gave me a lot of personal gratification . ” Kohn echoed Zuroski’s sentiments , emphasizing that earning the certification is worth it and that people shouldn’t be deterred by the work . “You’re never going to become a jedi if you don’t pick up your lightsaber , ” said Kohn . “You have to know the book to pass the test , but earning the certification is very attainable . ” Employees interested in obtaining the CET self - paced study guide can reach out to the Employee Development Division at X56492 . The guide is published by Electronics Technicians Association , International ( ETA - I ) and falls in - line with the computerized exam . For further information regarding the certification , employees can visit the ETA - I website at https://www . eta - i . org/ . Tobyhanna Army Depot is a recognized leader in providing world - class logistics support for C5ISR systems across the Department of Defense . Tobyhanna’s Corporate Philosophy , dedicated work force and electronics expertise ensure the depot is the Joint C5ISR provider of choice for all branches of the Armed Forces and industry partners . Tobyhanna’s unparalleled capabilities include full - spectrum logistics support for sustainment , overhaul and repair , fabrication and manufacturing , engineering design and development , systems integration , post production software support , technology insertion , modification , foreign military sales and global field support to our joint warfighters . About 3 , 700 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna , which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania . Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U . S . Army Communications - Electronics Command . Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground , Maryland , the command’s mission is to empower the Soldier with winning C5ISR capabilities .
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