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Holly Hill, Fla. - February 7, 2020 – Metra Electronics’ Installer Institute, the nation’s leading school for car audio installation, announces that they will be giving away a one-week continuing education course at the 2020 KnowledgeFest event in Long Beach, Calif. from February 7-9. The winner can choose between Installer Institute’s Advanced Mobile Security, Intro to Window Tinting, Advanced Fabrication or Integrating with OEM Systems courses. The one-week class is taught at Installer Institute’s campus near Daytona Beach, FL and must be taken by 2/6/2021. Event attendees can enter the drawing by attending any of Metra’s six training sessions at KnowledgeFest to receive a raffle ticket. The winner will be notified by email/Facebook and does not need to be present at the drawing to claim their prize. The odds of winning depend on the total number of entrants and the approximate retail value of the prize is $1,500.

Installer Institute’s director, Monica Anderson, will be at KnowledgeFest in Metra’s booth to promote their continuing education courses for installation professionals. While the school offers 6,12 and 26-week programs, existing installation professionals can choose to take a one-week course in a specific area of interest to expand their skillset and allow them to provide new services in their shop. Additional topics available are subwoofer enclosure design, vehicle acoustics, practical installations, security and remote start, leather interior installations, home audio and structured wiring, home automation and control, advanced interior panel design, custom fabrication, fiberglass enclosure design and construction, fabricating with advanced composites, painting, welding and more. 

Installer Institute in Holly Hill, Florida is accredited by the ACCET, Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training, and has graduated thousands of installers over the past 28+ years. Both MECP and MESA certifications are available through Installer Institute’s programs. Installer Institute offers federal financial aid and financing to students who qualify. Visit InstallerInstitute.edu, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the school at 386-672-5771 for more information.

Holly Hill, Fla. - July 23, 2019 – Metra Electronics’ Installer Institute, the nation’s premier school for car audio installation, is excited to announce that another one of their programs is eligible for Title IV funding: the 26-Week Comprehensive Installations Program. This program now offers Federal Student Loans and Pell Grants for those that qualify.

The program’s eligibility allows students to submit a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Installer Institute’s federal code, 042742, to determine eligibility for federal financial aid.

“We’re thrilled to receive financial aid for our 26-week program, as it will allow students with financial needs to receive benefits that will help cover a great portion of their tuition. Overall, federal financial aid makes our training programs more accessible to students of all backgrounds who are eager to train for a career in mobile, marine and home electronics. Installer Institute is a legitimate training facility where we focus on real hands-on training and the constant growth of our Industry,” said Monica Anderson, Director of the Installer Institute.

Things to know:

  • FAFSA is now available and includes PELL Grants and Federal Student Loans for those who qualify.
  • Installer Institute is a recognized, approved and licensed training facility by the Department of Education, Veterans Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation and accredited by ACCET.
  • Private financing is also available.
  • Job placement assistance and employee search services are available.
  • All programs consist of instructional hours in the classroom, workshops and hands-on training in the install bay and fabrication shop.
  • The programs also offer workshops to improve student job skills and education in the process of owning their own business as an installation professional.
  • Students will learn the best practices related to the industry and will be prepared to take several industry certification examinations.
  • Additional topics covered in these programs are subwoofer enclosure design, vehicle acoustics, integrating with OEM systems, practical installations, security and remote start, leather interior installations, tint, home audio and structured wiring, home automation and control, advanced interior panel design, custom fabrication, fiberglass enclosure design and construction, fabricating with advanced composites, painting, welding and more.
  • Accommodations near the campus in Daytona Beach, Florida, are included with tuition, and prospective students are encouraged to speak with an admissions advisor to learn more.
  • Continuing Education classes (6 days long) are also available.
  • Discounts towards tuition may be offered to Metra Electronics® dealers.

The Installer Institute in Holly Hill, Florida, is accredited by the ACCET, Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training, and has graduated thousands of installers over the past 27+ years. Both MECP and MESA certifications are available through the Installer Institute’s programs. Visit InstallerInstitute.edu for more information or call the school at 386-672-5771.

JANUARY 2017: HOLLY HILL, FL – Installer Institute, Metra’s school for Mobile Installation, announced it has been granted accreditation through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

This recognition confirms Installer Institute’s curriculum is in compliance with the highest standards of accreditation, and that the Institute maintains the highest standard of quality of education and integrity for its students. 

Installer Institute is dedicated to providing hands-on training for individuals, who want to become mobile, home, or marine electronics installers, work in the mobile electronics field, or who wish to improve themselves in the aftermarket installation industry. 

Installer Institute offers continuing education classes for installation professionals and full comprehensive programs for those who are looking to turn their hobby into a career. Visit InstallerInstitute.com to learn more.

Class Schedules Adjusted for Internships and Work

Holly Hill, FL - November  2017 –  Metra Electronics’ Installer Institute is changing the schedule for its 2018 programs. The school has shortened class days and extended the length of its programs to allow students additional time after class for internships or part-time jobs. While the total amount of instructional hours remains the same, the 5-week courses are now 6 weeks long, and the 23-week comprehensive installations course, which equates to 900 clock hours, is now 26 weeks long. “This new format will allow students to take an internship or part-time job after attending class,” says school director, Monica Anderson.

Installer Institute’s 6-Week Basic Installations program is offered at three different times throughout the coming year; February 12 - March 23, May 14 - June 25, and August 16 - September 27. This is an introductory course focusing on basic electrical knowledge, car audio enclosure design, proper installation techniques, integration of advanced security products such as GPS Navigation and remote starters – and the more complex installation skills that are required to obtain the Audio System Installer and Security Systems Installer certifications. Students in this course are encouraged to work on their own vehicles, and are given the opportunity to work with advanced security products.

The 6-Week Advanced Installations course can be combined with the Basic course or enrolled in separately for more experienced students. This program provides instruction on leather interior installation, custom fabrication and fiberglass, interior panel design and construction, custom painting and metal work, and even introduces students to the basics of home audio installation. Program dates are March 26 - May 4, June 26 - August 8, or September 28 - November 8, 2018. This course offers classroom instruction in addition to hands-on training, allowing each student to build their own pre-designed projects.

The 26-week Comprehensive Installations course includes all of the classes offered in each of the two 6-week programs – with the addition of hands-on workshops where students can develop their skills, learn to effectively market themselves to further their career, and learn the process for starting and operating a small business. The Installer Institute is offering two different start dates for this course. The earliest opportunity to begin this program is January 22, 2018 - with a completion date of August 3, 2018. The course will also be offered August 20, 2018 - March 15, 2019 for those students who wish to begin later in the year.  Students enrolled in this expanded program will not only learn all of the skills covered during Installer Institute’s 6-week Basic and Advanced Installations courses – they’ll also have the opportunity to participate in workshops to improve job skills, as well as learn the process of owning a business as an installation professional. MESA and MECP certifications are also offered through the school’s programs.

In 2016, the Installer Institute became accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training. Over the past 25+ years, the institute has graduated thousands of installers in their hands-on courses for mobile electronics, with a curriculum designed to maximizes a student’s learning ability. The school takes great pride in providing an environment where even novice students can thrive and start the trajectory to an exciting and profitable career in car audio and custom fabrication. The Installer Institute offers individual classes for continuing education or students who wish to focus on a specific topic in a week-long class, without enrolling in an entire course. Student housing, financing and VA education benefits are available.

Those interested in enrollment should speak with the admissions department to learn more about early registration pricing, by contacting the Installer Institute at 1-800-354-6782. 

Students May Apply for U.S. Federal Financial Aid for Stafford Loans, Pell Grants and More

 

Holly Hill, FL - April 4, 2018 – Metra Electronics’ Installer Institute, a school for car audio installation since 1992, is now eligible for Title IV funding for the 12-Week Mobile Electronics Program. This means students may submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Installer Institute’s federal code, 042742, to determine eligibility for U.S. federal financial aid. Student financial aid may include Stafford Loans, Pell Grants and more, which are applied to tuition costs for the 400-hour Mobile Electronics program at the Installer Institute.

 

“We’re thrilled to receive Title IV funding for this 12-week program, as it will allow students with financial needs to receive benefits that will help cover or reduce their tuition. This makes our training program more accessible to students of all backgrounds who are eager to train for a career in mobile electronics,” says Monica Anderson, Director of the Installer Institute. The school is already approved for VA education benefits for veterans and is accredited by ACCET.

 

The Mobile Electronics program consists of 12 weeks and 400 instructional hours in the classroom, workshop and install bay. This course covers everything in the Basic and Advanced Installations courses. Students will learn best practices related to the auto sound and security industry and will be prepared to take the Mobile Electronics Certification Program (MECP) and Mobile Electronics Schools Association (MESA) examinations. Additional topics covered in this program are electrical training, enclosure design and construction, installing aftermarket electronics, speakers and radios, advanced mobile security and navigation, complex installations, leather interior installation, advanced fabrication, interior panel design and construction,custom painting and metal work, and introduction to home audio for structured wiring, distributed audio and home theater systems. Accommodations near the campus are included with tuition and prospective students are encouraged to speak with an admissions advisor to learn more.

 

About the Installer Institute

The Installer Institute in Holly Hill, Florida is accredited by ACCET - Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training and has graduated thousands of installers over the past 26 years. Both MECP and MESA certifications are available through the Installer Institute’s programs. Visit InstallerInstitute.edu for more information or call the school at 1-800-354-6782.

 

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