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The future of home technology depends not only on the technology, but on the people who are designing and installing it. That’s why it’s our goal to create a framework for sustainable development of a skilled workforce by focusing on attracting new talent to our industry.

As the leading global authority on education, certification, research, standards, advocacy, and community awareness for the residential systems integration industry, CEDIA has made a significant commitment to addressing the workforce development needs of the industry. Workforce development involves utilizing public and private resources to help individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, and credentials they need to obtain gainful employment and advance their careers with businesses that need skilled workers. CEDIA is utilizing the following strategies to become a viable link between jobseeker pipelines, including educational institutions, government agencies, community organizations, and member employers.

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2022 SkillsUSA IOT and Smart Home Competition Medalists Announced

Jul 12, 2022, 15:45 PM by Rachel Tindall
CEDIA would like to congratulate the medalists of this year’s SkillsUSA Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Home Competition, which took place at SkillsUSA’s 58th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, GA from June 20-24.

CEDIA would like to congratulate the medalists of this year’s SkillsUSA Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Home Competition, which took place at SkillsUSA’s 58th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, GA from June 20-24. There were more than 5,200 career and technical education (CTE) students attending.  CEDIA has been a competition supporter since 2019. 

Skills USA Medalist List

The IOT and Smart Home Competition is a multi-faceted contest judged and scored on the installation, setup, operation, and troubleshooting of various products including IOT/Smart Home devices, networking, AV, and security equipment. Judges pay special attention to proper cable termination, as well as basic home safety requirements such as proper grounding and cable routing. There’s also a written exam that tests participants general knowledge on: Computer Networking Fundamentals, Audio and Video, Home Security and Surveillance Systems, Telecommunications Standards, Structured Wiring (Low and High Voltage), and overall Systems Integration.

SkillsUSA is a national education association with over 390,000 members in more than 17,000 classrooms. The association serves middle school, high school, and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA has chapters in each state and is a member of WorldSkills, a global education association with members in 85 countries. 

CEDIA’s continued involvement with SkillsUSA is helping the association promote our industry locally, nationally, and globally. CEDIA members and industry partners, especially those seeking creative ways to find new talent, are strongly encouraged to get involved with a SkillsUSA Chapter or WorldSkills Affiliate in their area. For more information about CEDIA’s involvement with SkillsUSA, please contact Tommy Tabor, CEDIA’s Director of Workforce Development at ttabor@cedia.org.

 


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