The road to accreditation: ‘flying start’ for ISCE initiative18 June 2007
“The ISCE has long been recognised as the learned society and professional body for all those professionally engaged in the sound distribution, reinforcement or reproduction industry, and accreditation from these courses will clearly emphasise to customers, consultants and main contractors, the high level of competency which is essential in today’s marketplace,” says ISCE’s Ros Wigmore.
Other courses being planned by the iSCE include Design and Installation of AFILS; Commissioning, Balancing and Equalisation of Sound Systems; Implementation of the new EMC Standards; and courses specifically for Voice Alarm Systems. For those new to the industry, or involved in sales and marketing positions, future courses will include Basic Training for Sound System Designers, Installers and Technicians, as well as a foundation Basic Electronics Course.
“Our members frequently complain of work being lost to ‘cowboys’, and it is only by being able to prove our competency levels that we will be able to bring about change,” Wigmore concludes. “It is now more essential than ever that all companies of every size, even one-man operations, plan, monitor and budget for training.”