IEC Low Voltage Training Focus Group Set Low Voltage Training in Motion
IEC held its first Low Voltage training focus group at ELVES in Columbus, July 17th. A group of electrical professionals with backgrounds from the hospital industry, military bases and contractors gathered for an informative session on the new low voltage training soon to be made available by IEC.
Niel Dawson, IEC Atlanta/Georgia Chapters Executive Director, facilitated the meeting and gave an overview of the curriculum.
The class will be instructed by John Follett of ELVES. Mr. Follett’s expertise in low voltage stems from his experience in military electronics. Working in electronics since 1980 when he left the military, Mr. Follett holds a NICET Level IV certification in fire alarm, and is a certified Bose designer. His extensive background in low voltage operations is perfect to share the knowledge of this skill set.
Based upon the input from the group, IEC will begin the implementation process for a 12-week fire alarm program. The class will ready participants to successfully pass the NICET Level II certification exam. IEC member Steve Ellis of S.M. Ellis Co., stated, “This is the first step in a multi-step process to get people exposed to low voltage. “ Mr. Ellis anticipates more low voltage subjects to follow suit soon.
IEC will be conducting one last survey of members and interested individuals prior to full implementation. If you are interested please contact the IEC office at 770-242-9277.