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If you’re one of the new AV technicians to the industry, chances are you’re not sure where to start. How do you land projects or promote your skills online to get noticed? There’s no need to worry about this; not only are you not alone in the endeavour of launching your AV career, there are marketplaces and programs available to facilitate the process.

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One significant example of how industry professionals are providing more tools for AV technicians to effectively market themselvesis installation microcredentials. Installation microcredentials are distance learning courses that teach the basics. The program shows technicians who want hands-on experience how to perform essential tasks like pulling and terminating cable, and mounting equipment properly.

Want to learn how an online practical education program can benefit new AV technicians like yourself? Check out these few key features of installation microcredentials courses.

Get Taught by Industry Professionals Online

AV technicians who take the installation microcredentials program will not only be gaining vital skills for their resumes, but they will be taught courses designed by industry experts.

The program was innovated by certified technology specialists (CTS), like Travis Lisk and Farrell Wood, who are also C-level executives in the AV industry. They wanted to zero in on new talent who needed practical training since so many certifications programs assume an intermediate level of expertise from the get-go.

Installation microcredentials are taught online via a series of information-rich videos. Somesections of the courses will have students submit video or photo evidence of their handiwork for instructor approval. Seeing video tutorials and going through the process of submitting work evidence will prime youto work on-site and keep up regular communication with your client.

Access to Coaching throughout Your Courses

Not only are you getting professional entry-level courses that put you through the paces of essential skills for technicians, but you’ll also be able to contact coaches throughout the program. As a student of installation microcredentials, you’ll be able to check your knowledge and your work against veteran technicians and receive expert answers.

With in-depth support offered throughout these courses, you can be assured you’ll come out of the program having mastered the skills on offer. You’ll get quality time with coaches because there’s no split focus between new technicians and technicians looking for CTS renewal units (RUs). You, the entry-level technician, are the focus of the program.

Attract the Notice of AV Companies Easily with Digital Verification Badges

When you’ve completed a microcredential course, you’ll earn a digital badge that’s easy to spot on any job profile, resume, or e-mail signature you decide to display it on. These digital badges are fast becoming a way for potential clients to verify which candidates possess industry-standard skills and which might not.

These digital badges are also much less of a hassle to include in your job profiles than paper or PDF certificates. However, we highly recommend you show off all the hard-earned certifications you’ve garnered so far on your job profiles. Clients will appreciate being able to readily discern just how experienced you are as a technician.

The best part about the microcredentials program is that these badges indicate you’re able to demonstrate industry-standard skills easily during an interview or on-site. It’s only a matter of time before you start landing several short-term projects to get your career and network off the ground! It’s about time the AV industry ensured new technicians had access to a program that both empowers them and makes them more visible to potential clients.


Paul Weatherhead

Paul Weatherhead

Prior to founding AV Junction Inc., Paul worked for a tier one AV systems integrator in an operational management capacity for 10 years. His knowledge and experience have helped him oversee hundreds of system integration projects in a variety of industries. Paul’s leadership skills as matched by his sense of humour and easygoing nature. When he’s not at work, you can find him outdoors, exploring new places or spending time with family and friends.

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