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ADI training initiative provides innovative educational opportunities

ADI has expanded its training initiatives to help dealers remain competitive in the low voltage industry. The distributor has added a variety of new training courses in fire, IP, audio/video and more.


April 25, 2008
By SP&T News

ADI’s program involves Expo seminars, NICET Fire Alarm Preparation
Courses, Security Networking 101 IP Training, Networking 201 Advanced
Lab & Certification Prep Courses, Russound’s All Wired Up
University, CEDIA Home Theater Audio Boot Camps, CEDIA Level I Review
and Exam courses, Webinar Wednesdays, National Burglar & Fire Alarm
Association (NBFAA) classes, vendor training and counter days, new
product rollouts and interactive demonstrations. ADI is teaming up with
industry associations and vendors to provide dealers with training
courses to match all skill levels and business needs.

At 40 Expos across North America, dealers will participate in an array
of training seminars including IP courses, CEDIA classes, business and
project management, A/V courses, security training, wire and cable
classes, fire training and home automation.

ADI and the National Training Center (NTC) are providing NICET Level 1
& 2 Fire Alarm Preparation courses across the country, along with
free monthly online training through Webinar Wednesdays. ADI and the
NBFAA are offering dealers an assortment of low voltage classes
throughout the year, including fire and security. Dealers can also
attend CEDIA training courses at their local branches, as well as IP
security networking courses.

“The National Training Center and ADI are dedicated to helping dealers
achieve goals to learn more, receive certifications and advance their
careers,” says Charles Aulner, president of the National Training
Center. “By working with ADI, we are bringing high-quality education to
the low-voltage industry and providing dealers with the tools and
confidence they need to be successful.”

In 2007, ADI trained nearly 2,000 dealers through its IP Networking and
CEDIA course offerings. With 39 Expos in 2007, ADI and its
participating vendors gave more than 12,000 dealers the opportunity to
demo the latest products, meet with leading manufacturers and attend
valuable training classes.

“ADI is working hard with its vendors and industry associations to
build momentum in 2008, so that we’re able to provide dealers with
access to new technologies through hands-on interactive courses,” says
John Sullivan, vice president of sales at ADI. “ADI dealers will learn
from industry experts, and have the opportunity to explore the latest
innovations in an environment where they feel comfortable.”