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Maverick Technical Institute Granted License by N.H. Department of Education

The approval of Maverick Technical Institute’s license by the state validates its role in educating the next generation of the electronics industry’s workforce.

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Maverick Technical Institute (MTI) is a Nashua, N.H.-based school that provides a specialized curriculum that integrates academic and technical achievement with career readiness for audio visual and media systems technicians, has announced that it has received the required licensing from the state of New Hampshire’s department of education to open and begin instruction.

The school, which is still under construction, is scheduled to open for classes on Sept. 6, and according to school officials it will initially have a capacity to host 32 students.

“The concept for MTI was rooted in my inability to locate enough truly qualified integrators to support Maverick Integration, which I founded in 2003,” says Dennis Jaques, CEO, Maverick Technical Institute. “We can help to overcome this shortfall of technicians—the objective of MTI is to teach best practices and push energized, qualified technicians into a burgeoning workplace with ample demand.”

Maverick Technical Institute's academic goals is to prepare students to meet the challenges and opportunities as Electrical Systems Technicians (EST)—the career path for audio/video systems integrators.

“We feel strongly that the programs we have created for students will transform their futures and create opportunities for them in a range of related fields,” explains Joe Boston, executive director, Maverick Technical Institute. “Today qualified A/V integrators have opportunities in the residential and commercial markets as the demand for connected environments grows exponentially.”

MTI curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as ESTs with potential for upward mobility in such targeted positions as residential electronics installation technicians, home theater installers, live-sound reinforcement technicians, audio-visual technicians, low-voltage field service technicians, low-voltage installers, and electronic systems design assistants. Sessions at MTI are roughly 1,100 hours of classroom and lab work presented by two instructors with the term extending from September through May.

“The ultimate goal is to enable MTI students to meet national standards and accreditation requirements so they can obtain relevant licensure, certifications and ultimately the employment opportunity they desire,” Boston points out.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass.

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