Finally, after two years without a real show – absolutely no show in 2020, and a very tiny one in 2021 – the industry comes together again for its one big show of the year – the CEDIA Expo 2022. Although not technically post-COVID, at least the situation is improving to the point where the world is beginning a return to something that approaches normal. And that brings us to now, the relaunching of live in-person events like the CEDIA Expo in Dallas, TX. But what can you expect if you head to Dallas and Expo?
PrepTECH, a for-profit workforce service company that finds, vets, trains, and places new entry-level techs into the custom integration space, has had its first graduating class enter the industry in the Dallas market. A “pilot” or proof-of-concept initiative, the company says it was quite successful and a great learning experience for them – as well as for their participating students and the industry.
Now the company is looking to scale the concept.
Learn more about PrepTECH…[Read more…] about First PrepTECH Grads Hit Dallas Market; Company Seeks More Sponsors
Emerald Exposition, one of the largest exposition companies in the U.S. and the owner of the CEDIA Expo (and CE Pro), announced this week that they will be offering “reinvigorated educational programming” at this year’s CEDIA Expo 2022. This initiative will include a range of more than 150 sessions, including seminars, panels, workshops, and manufacturer product training.
See more on education at CEDIA Expo 2022[Read more…] about Emerald Expo Offers ‘Reinvigorated’ Education for CEDIA Expo 2022
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) announced today that its Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) Certification has received third-party accreditation which means that it conforms with the global ISO/IEC 17024:2012, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons standards. This is according to the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which oversaw the process that determined the CIT Certification program fully conforms with ISO/IEC 17024 global standards.
See more on the CEDIA CIT accreditation…[Read more…] about CEDIA CIT Certification Awarded Global Accreditation
A Strata-gee Exclusive Report
In a special presentation to Strata-gee, Snap One educators Rus Rassmussen and Shayne Larsen shared with me the company’s latest revamped educational initiative designed to better educate integrators by improving comprehension and retention. This program, created and designed by the company’s education team, is now beginning to roll out and is impressive in scope, style, and design – it just may be Snap One’s greatest invention yet.
See all the details on this impressive education initiative from Snap One…[Read more…] about Snap One: What May Be Its Greatest Invention Yet
Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) announced today that it has appointed Amanda Beckner as its new Vice President of Education and Training. Beckner replaces the recently departed Samantha Ventura and is said to bring two decades of experience to the role. Most notably, Beckner was VP of Learning for AVIXA, the commercial integrator trade group.
Learn more about Amanda Beckner at CEDIA[Read more…] about CEDIA Appoints New Head of Education & Training
Major industry player Sound United is on the cusp of launching its first-ever virtual event called, appropriately enough, “Inside Sound United” (ISU). Coming November 9-12, 2021 to a computer near you, this highly immersive 4-day virtual event will be chock full of useful content and allow integrators to experience a side of the company not usually seen.
See more on ‘Inside Sound United’ virtual 4-day event[Read more…] about First-Ever ‘Inside Sound United’ Virtual Event is Next Week; Register Today
In Touch of Irony Mother Nature, or Rather Mother Internet, Reminds Us Who’s in Charge
LWith great fanfare, Crestron kicked off their annual festival of all things Crestron – Crestron Masters 2021 – with a keynote address titled “Innovation Fuels Us.” And in a bit of irony, Mother Nature, or should I sway Mother Internet, reminded us all of who’s in charge by causing the program to suddenly stop at about five minutes in. About fifteen minutes or so later, the program started again and, save for a couple of stutters later, attendees were entertained with an impressively professional and compelling pre-recorded video presentation that celebrated Crestron’s history of innovation and set the tone for the week of education and conversation to come.
See more on the Crestron ‘Innovation Fuels Us‘ keynote[Read more…] about Crestron Masters Keynote Has Us Roving Mars and the New World of Hybrid Work
Next week is the latest incarnation of the Crestron Masters Week, in this case Crestron Masters Week 2021. These events are incredibly popular with the company’s integration dealers and offer a wide variety of intensive training sessions that deal with real issues in the real world. Set to run April 27 – April 30, the buzz of anticipation is building…
But this year, something is different…and that something is pretty big!
See what is different this year from Crestron…[Read more…] about Next Week is Going to be Big; How Big? Crestron Masters Big!
Crestron formally announced today (Wednesday) the details on the 2021 iteration of its famous Crestron Masters training event, a highly popular deep-dive training initiative offered to “the AV industry’s premier programmers, designers, and salespeople.” All the cool kids will be there, and you should be too. See more below…