Industry’s first and most widespread LED display training programme reaches centenary.
Absen is celebrating a major milestone this month as its globally recognised ACE Training Programme reaches its centenary. The 100th training session will take place at Absen’s North American headquarters in Orlando, USA, on 3-5 December 2019.
The Absen Certified Engineer (ACE) Programme is a dedicated training course for partners and customers involved in the installation, configuration and maintenance of Absen LED products – ensuring end users get the most from their LED deployments by having access to the largest pool of professionally trained LED engineers in the world.
Since its 2014 inception, more than 1,500 professionals have been certified worldwide, making it the industry’s first and most widespread LED training programme. In 2019 alone, 518 new Absen engineers have been certified in 36 ACE training sessions across 22 locations and 6 continents.
“The goal of an ACE training programme is to teach participants how to set up a complete LED video wall from scratch,” says Kenny Jin who heads up Absen’s ACE training programme. “Through the training programme, participants are able to master new technologies and develop their skills in this increasingly competitive marketplace. Moreover, it allows our partners to strengthen their customer service abilities and reduce costs by bringing the skills in-house”.
“My training experience here at Absen was amazing,” says Stephen Trudell, AV technician at Onyx AV in the USA. “It was straight to the point and provided everything I needed to know, especially around troubleshooting. I couldn’t be happier with my experience.”
Another participant, Van Daele Eric, an AV engineer from Rwanda, added: “I can’t extol enough how professional the training course and personnel were. The Absen team spent all day with us and were excellent. They were able to answer all questions asked of them and their ability to pass on their experience could not be faulted.”
Split across two to three days – and free of charge – the ACE Programme course allows engineers, technicians and freelancers to get a first-hand look at Absen’s LED products from the inside out, with instruction focussing on LED set-up, troubleshooting and LED control.
At the end of the training course, participants must pass both a written and hands-on practical test after which they are awarded the status of ‘Absen Certified Engineer’ in an official graduation ceremony.
As the demand for smaller pixel pitches and higher resolution displays continues to increase, so too will the important role of training. Absen’s ACE training programme is continuously updated to ensure engineers are well-equipped to deal with any and all of their clients’ demands.