AURORA, Ill., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Audio video solutions provider Peerless-AV® today announced that it is sponsoring one scholarship to the AV Heroes program designed to train veterans for jobs in the AV industry. The program is a joint venture between InfoComm International and the United Veterans Learning Centers (UVLC).
Through its sponsorship, Peerless-AV is helping meet current and future AV workforce demands as well as supporting the program's mission of preparing veterans for new careers.
"Competent, knowledgeable installers are essential for today's advanced AV solutions, whether you're talking about installing a multi-display video wall, integrating a wireless AV system or simply mounting a flat panel TV," said Brian Eble, vice president of marketing and communications for Peerless-AV. "The AV Heroes program will help fill these jobs as well as put veterans to work in a growth industry that will have continued demand in the coming years."
"The audiovisual industry needs more qualified personnel, and most veterans have received unsurpassed technical training," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. "By sponsoring a scholarship, Peerless-AV is helping address the 13.3 percent unemployment rate among post 9/11 veterans, while also securing valuable human resources for the audiovisual industry."
The six-week AV training program is designed to enhance the capabilities possessed by many veterans and will expose trainees to the employment possibilities of the AV industry as well as preparation for the CTS certification exam. To learn more about the program or sponsoring a scholarship, please visit infocomm.org.
Peerless-AV, a Peerless Industries, Inc. company, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of Made-in-the-USA audio-visual solutions. The company's innovative product line includes flat panel mounts, projector mounts, tablet mounts, wireless technology, motorized mount solutions, audio cables, video cables, kiosks, interactive kiosks, AV furniture, AV racks, AV shelves, precision gear products, surge protection, screen cleaning products and a full assortment of accessories. A 70-year-old global company, Peerless-AV has remained at the forefront of the industry, creating new AV technologies that push the envelope and provide ideal solutions to meet the needs of the consumer and pro markets, alike. Peerless-AV manufactures over 3,600 products that serve original equipment manufacturers, commercial integrators and consumer retailers in 22 vertical markets worldwide through direct sales representatives and authorized distribution. For more information, visit www.peerless-av.com.