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AV in Enterprise's Tim Kridel, discuss what can be done to increase awareness of AV specific certification with Our Head of Marketing and Product Management, David Willie
I think that all manufacturers who provide training/certification within the industry should ensure their courses count towards CTS points. This isn’t always the case. Some do. Some don’t."
In your experience, how do people find out that the pro AV industry exists and decide that they should consider a career in it? For example, are some people joining pro AV because they work in IT, and with AV-IT convergence, they learn about pro AV and decide to switch careers? Are some, particularly young people, coming into the profession through vendor or integrator apprenticeships/internships?
Some people say many customers haven’t heard of pro AV accreditations such as CTS, so they don’t carry much weight when they’re choosing an integrator, consultant, etc. Some AV firms have responded by trying to educate potential customers about CTS, etc., and why they should hire a firm whose staff has such accreditations. What are you hearing?
What can pro AV learn from IT in terms of accreditations?
With AV-IT convergence, are IT accreditations such as CCNA now as important, or maybe even more important, than CTS when it comes to career opportunities and advancement?
Does our industry have enough types of accreditations, or do we need more? If so, what should InfoComm and/or other organisations consider adding?
How can vendor-led training/certification be improved?