As consumers and businesses increasingly use digital technologies to control security, thermostats, lighting, intercoms, entertainment systems and more, the need for low voltage technicians also has increased.
Palm Beach State College will host a virtual panel discussion with industry leaders on low voltage technician careers from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Anyone interested in registering for the free Zoom event should visit engage.palmbeachstate.edu and search for “low voltage.”
Panelists include Angela Barnard, CEO of Audio Visual Systems; Rick Seymour, CEO of CSI Palm Beach and Carpenter Electric; and Alan Mullenax, instructor for PBSC’s Low Voltage Technician certificate program. Panel moderator will be Thomas Gauthier, associate dean of the Industry, Manufacturing, Construction and Transportation Department.
“With so many people laid off due to COVID-19, low voltage is a great field to consider getting into,” Gauthier said. “Graduates of our two-semester program have many career options to choose from, ranging from security and home automation installation to maintaining the systems that control hospitals, offices and other community structures.”
A low voltage technician career is a good match for people with mechanical ability, as well as an interest in high-tech systems and how different technologies work together. In PBSC’s Low Voltage Technician program, students learn to install, configure, integrate and repair all types of low voltage systems.
The next class starts Oct. 5, and the cost is approximately $3,000 for Florida residents. Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify. For more information about the program, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/r/industry or call Jenny Posadas at (561) 868-3541.