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BICSI Establishes First Authorized Training Facility in Canada


December 22, 2010
By Alyssa Dalton

BICSI, an association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry, has announced that Pearson Electrotechnology Centre in Lachine, Que., has established the country’s first BICSI Authorized Training Facility (ATF). 

“BICSI is very excited to expand our educational training offerings in Canada,” said BICSI president Brian Hansen. “We believe this new ATF will offer a quality product with excellent teaching, which equals a great educational experience for our installers and technicians.”

These facilities are BICSI-approved sites that use the same curriculum, classroom equipment and materials offered in BICSI-conducted classes. Individual trainers must also be certified by BICSI, which helps to provide equivalent training, while offering a wider range of access across different locations. 

The ATFs are recognized providers of BICSI’s ITS Cabling Installation Program.

“This BICSI Canadian ATF is well positioned to begin graduating the next generation of information technology infrastructure technicians,” said Richard Smith, BICSI Canadian Region Director. “The demand for this expertise is being driven by technological change and a retiring generation of expertise who maintained many forms of legacy technologies.”

Supported by the Lester B. Pearson School Board, the Pearson Electrotechnology Centre offers many other educational programs in both electricity and telecom.

For more information, visit www.bicsi.org