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ATC Partners with AIC Wireless to provide customized training for Electronics Technology students

June 14, 2013- Albany, Ga.-- Albany Technical College and AIC Wireless will hold a press conference on Monday, June 17, 2013, in the Electronics Technology Lab of the Center for Excellence in Technology, Room 226, 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 SedonaTM - 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 that 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.


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