Cedia to offer Retra members smart-home training

Retra has teamed up with trade association Cedia to offer its members access to a number of smart-home training courses.

This partnership will allow electrical retailers to develop the necessary skills and expertise to enable them to expand their business into the home-technology market.

Electrical retailers can benefit hugely from learning more about the smart-home technology industry and acquiring knowledge, skills and qualifications. Cedia provides a range of training courses that have been developed with industry newcomers in mind.

Said Matt Nimmons, managing director of Cedia EMEA (pictured): “Professionals within the electrical retail sector are ideally placed to enter the home-technology industry, due to their highly transferable skills that can be easily applied to smart-home technology.

“We are excited by this partnership with Retra and look forward to welcoming Retra members to our training courses.”

The courses, which will be held at Cedia’s HQ in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, are available to Retra members at a discounted rate are:

  • June 19  Cables, Connectivity and Structured Wiring Workshop;
  • July 3  Basic Wired and Wireless Networking;
  • July 24  Audio, Video and RF Systems for Installers.

“Retra is delighted to be partnering with Cedia to facilitate training for our members in this growing area of business,” said Howard Saycell, chief executive of Retra.

“Since our conference in 2016, we have been working to help members engage in the smart-home market. Working with Cedia will be a real benefit to our membership.”

Retra members can access the training courses at a discounted rate of £199 + VAT, or an exclusive package price of £499 + VAT for all three courses. Retra members will be provided with a discount code, which they can apply at the checkout.

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