Participate in the O*NET Data Collection Program

Calling All Industry Designers – We Need Your Advocacy Help!

The O*NET Data Collection Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of expert Exhibit Designers.  EDPA is hoping our industry designers will participate in this important initiative.

Participation will help ensure that the complexities of our industry are described accurately in the O*NET database for the American public (meaning school students and counselors know about our industry!).

To participate you must be a designer in the industry and meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least one year of professional experience working as an exhibit designer
  • Have a minimum of five years combined professional experience practicing, training, teaching, and/or supervising others in the exhibit industry
  • Are currently actively involved in the exhibit design industry and based in the United States

How to Participate

If you meet these criteria and are interested in participating, contact Jumoke Dickson at RTI International, the O*NET data collection contractor, at

Please provide the following:

  • Full Name
  • Company Name and Title
  • Daytime Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Address with City and State 

A random sample of experts responding to the request will be invited to complete a set of questionnaires. Experts who are selected and agree to participate will receive a $40.00 VISA gift code and an oak-framed Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of Labor.

If you know anyone within your organization who is also an expert and would be willing to participate, feel free to forward this information to them. We encourage you to consider helping spread the word about opportunities within our industry.  Thank you for your support.