Pittsburgh, PA – May 25, 2021 – The PowerHouse Alliance and CEDIA have partnered to expand the availability of CEDIA’s industry-leading in-person training programs. As one of the first CEDIA Education Partners in the industry, the PowerHouse Alliance 11 distributor members are committed to hosting in-person CEDIA Training courses at over 55 locations across the United States beginning in Q4 of 2021.
“It is a common cry throughout the channel: dealers want access to CEDIA’s hands-on foundational courses to support both newly hired employees as well as technicians who want to advance their career through a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of systems integration. This partnership with PowerHouse makes CEDIA education more accessible than ever before and will equip technicians with some of the most important skills including using tools, job site etiquette and safety, documentation and testing. PowerHouse locations will offer comprehensive hands-on lab activities that are designed to accurately simulate on-the-job tasks before a technician heads to a job site.” said Giles Sutton, CEDIA co-interim CEO.
Dennis Holzer, Executive Director of The PowerHouse Alliance adds, “Every PowerHouse location will have at least one CEDIA-certified instructor, offering dealers the peace-of-mind that their new hires are learning the right protocols and standards of work to be successful on the job. Apart from extensive hands-on training and a consistent curriculum offered by each PowerHouse member, we will also be attentive to creating training schedules that work for our dealers.”
CEDIA and PowerHouse Alliance have a shared goal of hosting at least one training in every PowerHouse Alliance member location each quarter. Training programs are slated to begin in October of 2021 and will start with the foundational courses that prepare individuals to sit for the CEDIA Cabling & Infrastructure Technician Certification. Advanced trainings that lead to CEDIA Integrated Systems Technician Certification are planned for 2022. Individuals can sign up to be notified of when training will be at a PowerHouse location near them here.
To learn more about the PowerHouse Alliance or any of its member distributors, please visit http://www.powerhousealliance.com/. To learn more about CEDIA visit cedia.net.
About PowerHouse Alliance
The PowerHouse Alliance is a national consortium of regional wholesale distributors delivering name brand products for custom installers, specialty dealers, large retailers and industry buying groups in the residential and commercial audio/video, home entertainment, security, networking, IT and consumer electronics accessories markets. With combined annual sales in excess of $700 million, PowerHouse Alliance member companies represent 850,000 square feet of warehouse space in 55 convenient locations across the country, stocked with more than 250+ product lines including house-brand A2V. Creating cost efficiencies for manufacturers and buying power for customers, the Alliance offers a national footprint with the added benefit of local sales, training and support.
Powerhouse Alliance members include: 21st Century, AlarMax, Davis Distribution, ECD, KOA Electronics Distribution Inc., Mountain West, Pioneer Music Company, Next Level Distribution, Professional Audio Associates, Sierra Select, and Ui Supplies.
CEDIA® is the global industry association and central touch point for companies that design, manufacture, and integrate technology for the home. With a keen focus on education, workforce development, and industry standards, CEDIA delivers market intelligence through proprietary research, and fosters community with industry partners, consumers, and connected stakeholders. Learn more about CEDIA at CEDIA.net.