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BICSI establishes Pearson Electrotechnology Centre as Authorized Training Facility

December 20, 2010 | By Anthony Capkun

December 20, 2010


BICSI, an association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry, has expanded its training opportunities in Canada by granting Authorized Training Facility (ATF) status to Pearson Electrotechnology Centre (Lachine, Que.).

“We believe this new ATF will offer a quality product with excellent
teaching, which equals a great educational experience for our installers
and technicians,” said BICSI president Brian Hansen.


ATFs are BICSI-approved sites using the same curriculum, classroom
equipment and materials offered in BICSI-conducted classes. The ATF’s
individual trainers must also be certified by BICSI. This replication of
a BICSI classroom environment ensures the same training expected at a
course taught by BICSI directly, while extending access to a variety of
convenient locations.

“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

Supported by the Lester B. Pearson School Board, Pearson
Electrotechnology Centre is using facilities that are representative of
the working environment. The staff are well-known by industry peers for
their expertise and knowledge, says BICSI, and actively cooperating with
government, educational and industry leaders.

CLICK HERE for additional information about BICSI ATFs.

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