Black, Veteran-Owned Technology Institute Receives Proprietary School License from the State of Michigan

AVTI training courses will feature classroom and lab work, preparing students seeking a successful career as qualified residential and commercial electronic systems integrators.

Derrick D. Davis, founder of AV Technology Institute (AVTI)

Derrick D. Davis, founder of a Black-owned tech school called AV Technology Institute (AVTI), has announced that it has received the required proprietary school licensing from the State of Michigan’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) to open. Instruction is set to begin on September 7, 2020.
AV Technology Institute is a Ready4work Career Training Center whose mission is to empower, train, and encourage passionate minds to grow through educational opportunities that support and encourage personal growth. AVTI is dedicated to providing students with the state-of-the-art resources they need to compete in the fast-paced and growing residential and commercial systems integration industry. AVTI’s classroom and hands-on laboratory facilities are located within the Durfee Innovation Society 2470 Collingwood, St. Suites 218-220, Detroit, MI 48206

AV Technology Institute is an authorized training partner with (CEDIA) Custom Electronic Design and Installation Associations. AVTI students actually experience their future careers in real work settings. AVTI’s training prepares students to take the CEDIA Certified Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) exam and the Integrated Systems Technician (IST) exam. Students gain a foundation of knowledge that prepares them for a wide variety of industries and career paths.

Unlike many careers, this same “basic training” can lead to several entry-level employment paths, all of which are dynamic and constantly evolving.

Electronic System Integrator installs, upgrades, and services a wide variety of residential and commercial electronic systems including Audio/Video Systems, Telecom, Computers, Cable Systems, Lighting, Broadband Systems, Automation Controls, and Security. The role of an ESI is both high tech and hands-on and is ideal for someone who is tech-savvy and likes to work with his or her hands.

Founder Derrick D. Davis, EST, ESC is a US Navy Veteran and lead instructor of AV Technology Institute Mr. Davis has more than two decades of broadcast production experience as a Broadcast Engineer and Audio Video Technology Specialist. Mr. Davis is also a member of CEDIA 2020-2021 Workforce Development Committee. He comments, “Our goal is to enable AVTI students to meet national standards and accreditation requirements so they can obtain relevant licensure, certifications, and ultimately the employment opportunity they desire.” AVTI’s training is 12 weeks and 240 hours of classroom and lab work.

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For press inquiries, contact Derrick Davis at / 248-203-0066
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