Electrical Contracting News (ECN) March 2017 - Page 22



Airflow Developments has opened its new Air Academy , at its head office in High Wycombe . The facility has been designed to showcase the benefits of effective ventilation systems in both domestic and commercial properties , the pioneering technology behind Airflow ’ s product portfolio and to help educate and train attendees on best practice installation methods .
After significant investment and with the official opening on 9th January 2017 , the Air Academy demonstrates Airflow ’ s commitment to education and training . The facility benefits from fully operational ventilation with heat recovery installations to show the importance of specifying the correct system when it comes to improving indoor air quality .
Alan Siggins , managing director at Airflow Developments , said , ‘ We have made a significant investment to create a facility that not only champions the importance of ventilation for health and wellbeing , but one that helps us to provide first class training and education on how to comply with legislation and best practice procedures when it comes specification and installation .’
The modern facility will also display the latest in cooling technology , which can be applied to ventilation systems with heat recovery as well as how to obtain and convert free energy from the earth into warm air .
For further information visit : www . airflow . com
The leading electricians and engineers of the future are being urged to enter this year ’ s ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award , after the prize officially opened . Anyone working for an ECA member organisation who has completed their apprenticeship and passed the AM2 electrical installation qualification after 1st January 2016 can enter .
An array of prizes and opportunities are on offer to those entering the awards , including a trip overseas , cash , toolkits , industry recognition and promotional opportunities .
Edmundson Electrical managing director Mark Felber said , ‘ Through the ECA Edmundson Award we aim to identify young people who can be great ambassadors for our industry and also demonstrate to companies the benefits of investing in apprenticeships .’
ECA chief executive Steve Bratt commented , ‘ The electrotechnical industry is unique in the high level of investment it makes on training . We are confident that this year ’ s award winners will , once again , show that the industry is a great place to start and develop an engineering career .’ Last year ’ s Apprentice of the Year Harry Bartle of Chris Bowker Ltd says his career has gone from strength to strength since receiving the award . The deadline for entering the Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award is 7th April . Shortlisted candidates will then be interviewed by the judging panel during the summer and the winner will be announced in late September .
For further information visit : www . eca . co . uk
CEDIA has released its first set of dates for its training and education programme in 2017 , revealing two new business focused education courses have been added to its 2017 education scheme .
CEDIA ’ s new one-day business courses , ‘ Developing a Competitive Commercial Strategy for Your Business ’ and ‘ Consultative Selling Skills Training ’, have been designed to arm attendees with the key tools required to maximise business opportunities and success in the home technology industry .
‘ Developing a Competitive Commercial Strategy for Your Business ’ is aimed at established and start-up businesses and explores the skills required to develop , implement and deliver a robust business strategy that can make or break a commercial business . Developed for sales personnel and managers , ‘ Consultative Selling Skills Training ’ encourages attendees to maximise business opportunities in the custom install industry by effectively selling premium solutions .
CEDIA is now aiming to offer more accessible training across the UK .
For further information visit : www . cediaeducation . com

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