Jason Anderson, president of the Installer Institute (www.installerinstitute.com) in Holly Hill, Fla., recently extended the length of his course from six to 10 weeks to make sure students are prepared for real-world installations.
“OEM integration is such an important part of what we do today,” he said. “After all, many vehicles are coming from the factory with odd-shaped radios that make them difficult [or cost prohibitive] to replace. We have modules in the program that go over the use of JL Audio’s Cleansweep and AudioControl’s LC8 so students learn how to get good sound with a factory radio.”
The productivity of installers goes up as they learn new technologies, educators said.