Jon Rehwaldt, the recently-hired Director of Curriculum for CEDIA, was a guest on a new episode of Nationwide Marketing Group’s Independent Thinking Podcast where he dove into the world of training and education for custom integrators. Though still new to the role and the CI channel, Rehwaldt discussed some of the ways he and the organization are (and plan to) re-envisioning how installers and technicians learn and practice their craft.
One way, as he dove into, involves the organization’s Job Site Ready program – a very hands-on course that leverages CEDIA’s unique training labs at its Indy-based headquarters to provide a real-world environment for attendees. The program, which will travel around the country as well, allows new and seasoned integrators to cut into drywall, run cables, build the perfect entertainment rack and more, all without the added pressure of learning inside an actual client’s home.
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