Albany Technical College and AIC Wireless held a press conference yesterday in an effort to signify a partnership designed to provide customized training for Electronics Technology students.
AIC Wireless, a division of Automated Irrigation Controls, LLC, was founded in 2005 in Sylvester, Georgia. The company specializes in custom DDC controls applications and the manufacturing of wireless control devices for Building Automation, Intelligent Lighting, Industrial, and Commercial markets, as well as the Agriculture markets. Their wireless controls line stems from a teaming agreement with Tridium, Inc. in Richmond, Virginia, who created the technology called Sedona™ – the platform used to fabricate and build their controller technology on. It is this technology that students enrolled in the Electronics Technology program with a concentration in Industrial Specialization will train in.
In addition to the students in the Electronics Technology program with a concentration in Industrial Specialization, students enrolled under a new Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program at Albany Tech will also benefit from this training partnership with AIC Wireless.
“We will be providing training to potential employees for AIC Wireless, their affiliates, as well as their competitors,” said Manuel Hall, chair of the Electronics Technology program at Albany Tech.
Students will receive training on a JACE controller, which is a device that is estimated to be in over 350,000 buildings in America and abroad. Currently, there are only approximately 20,000 workers certified to troubleshoot or program these devices. Hall says the technology is growing at an astounding rate and Albany Tech could very well be the first educational institution to offer this specialized training.
“This has the potential to be a rewarding opportunity to the potential student interested in a career in this field and it furthers our workforce development commitment here at Albany Tech,” added Hall.
In addition to the training in the labs at Albany Tech, Joe Dylinski, President of AIC Wireless, has agreed to allow select students an opportunity to gain work experience. This experience will be through different co-op and internship opportunities with the company. Mr. Dylinski says “this type of training would usually have taken someone entering the workforce in this field about three years to acquire”.
The “Building Automation Industry” has quickly become a formidable competitor in the “Technology” jobs and career market.It has done this in part, because it has been able to embrace and implement new and cutting edge technologies for control systems. Wireless controls, for example, are now being specified and accepted in this market. These systems are now starting to replace traditional hardwired systems and are being installed into buildings and on equipment previously untouched. As such, they are then able to vastly improve efficiency and reduce waste in a multitude of new and different areas such as indoor and outdoor lighting controls, HVAC systems and other energy management needs like water, gas and KW meters.
“AIC’s vision, in partnership with Albany Tech, is to provide the students of the Electronics Technology program with additional abilities and experience that they can then use to succeed in a rewarding and long-term career in this field if they apply themselves and work hard for it”, said Joe Dylinski, President of AIC, LLC.
About Albany Technical College
A public postsecondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Albany Technical College provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce needs of Southwest Georgia through traditional and online classroom settings. Albany Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/COC). For more information about Albany Tech, go to www.albanytech.edu or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AlbanyTechor on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlbanyTech. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel by visiting www.youtube.com/albanytech1 .
About AIC Wireless
AIC Wireless is a division of Automated Irrigation Controls, LLC. It is a Veteran-Owned Small Business, founded in January of 2005. AIC specializes in custom DDC controls applications and the manufacturing of wireless DDC control devices for the Building Automation, Intelligent Lighting, Industrial, and Commercial markets, as well as the Agriculture markets. Their wireless controls line, stems from a teaming agreement with Tridium, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, who created the technology called Sedona,™ which is the platform used to fabricate and build AIC’s controller technology on. Headquartered in Sylvester, Georgia with offices in Thomasville, Georgia and Buffalo, New York, AIC currently employs 13 full-time employees. For more information about AIC go to: www.aic-wireless.com