In honor of International Women’s Day, CEDIA has announced it is partnering with Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) to provide educational opportunities to women within the integration and smart home fields. Beginning this August, CEDIA will host CIT Study Groups, a six-part webinar series designed to offer education to those in their journey toward earning CEDIA’s Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) certification.
According to CEDIA, these sessions will offer live instruction from a certified professional, support from a peer network and ample opportunities to ask questions.
The association has also noted that the webinar series aims to help individuals build up their confidence prior to taking the CIT exams and offer those who plan to attend CEDIA Expo in September ample prep time, as well as offer a networking opportunity among peers in the industry.
“We hope to inspire everyone in the industry to level up their careers through CEDIA education and certification. We also recognize our responsibility as an association to make these resources more accessible,” said CEDIA Vice President of Education and Training and WiCT Board Member, Mandy Beckner.
“We’re committed to providing various avenues of support and opportunities to level the playing field within our industry.”
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“A more highly skilled and diverse workforce benefits the entire industry, which is why I’m so excited to see CEDIA and WiCT join forces” said CEDIA Board Secretary and Owner of TruMedia, Amanda Wildman ESC, CIT-SME, IST-SME.
“I have learned a tremendous amount from my work with both Certification and WiCT that has helped me to grow in confidence and knowledge that has continued to shape who I am both personally and professionally.”
Additionally, CEDIA has stated it will host a three-part WiCT Webinar Series led by Becky Magnotta of Homestead Coaching and Consulting. The webinars will be held March 23, May 11, and June 8 and aim to cover topics such as trust and relationships, communication and influence and accountability.
The CIT Study Group webinar series begins August 1 and runs every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. EST for three weeks. The education series is open to anyone interested in earning the CIT certification, including those who are not enrolled in the CIT Pathway.
To register, those interested are instructed to visit the CEDIA events calendar on the association’s website.
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