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KnowledgeFest™ Hosts Vehicle Tech. Installation Career Day in Dallas

Event designed to attract new talent by offering industry opportunities
North Andover, MA. – August 9, 2022 – The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) in collaboration with its manufacturers, MECP, and other industry stakeholders, announced today plans to leverage their popular KnowledgeFest™ event in Dallas to attract new talent to the exciting Automotive, Marine, and Powersports aftermarket technology industry.
 
KnowledgeFest features more than 50 of the leading exhibiting manufacturers, local retailers, and dozens of demonstration vehicles showcasing the latest Mobile Audio, Video, Security, and Safety & Convenience technology. “This venue offers the opportunity to educate and inform individuals who have a passion for Automobiles and Powersports vehicles and the innovative technology available to enhance them,” stated Chris Cook, President, Mobile Electronics Association.
 
Invited candidates will have the opportunity to attend KnowledgeFest on Sunday, August 28 from 11:30am to 2:00pm where they will have an opportunity to speak with exhibitors to better understand their products and learn about the growth opportunities through their dealer channels. To further educate the candidates, they will attend a Career-Day Orientation session where industry leaders from the Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) program, Installer Institute, and a former Installer-of-the-Year award recipient will address the group. At the conclusion, participating retailers in the Dallas area will meet with candidates to discuss their specific intern and mentorship programs.
 
“The expansion of the industry past automobiles has further expanded the high demand for installation technicians of which is inhibiting growth within our industry,” stated Aron Demers, Senior Vice President, VOXX Electronics Corporation. “The lack of qualified installers could have a crippling effect if it continues and now is the time for the industry to work together to address this serious issue,” stated Mike Anderson, AlpsAlpine.
 
MEA is targeting to attract over 50 candidates to attend Career-Day, with the support of 20 participating retailers. If you are a retailer in the Dallas area and able to mentor and train interns to become technicians, please contact Richard Basler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Upcoming KnowledgeFest events:
  • August 26-28, 2022 – Dallas, TX
  • February 3-5, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV
  • May 19-21, 2022 – Orlando, FL
  • June 26-28, 2022 – Indianapolis, IN
  • August 2023 – Dallas, TX
 
About the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA):
Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) is a trade association comprised of installing dealers and product vendors dedicated to serving the needs of the mobile electronics specialist industry. MEA owns and produces KnowledgeFest, regional trade-only industry events that combine educational programming and vendor training with a trade show floor. MEA owns and publishes the monthly Mobile Electronics® magazine, which is the industry’s #1 resource, as well as other digital media, including websites and the industry’s e-newsletter Hotwire. MEA provides software and data-driven services to vendors and retailers. Learn more at mobile-electronics.com.
 
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