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Audio Video Systems and ITT Team Up to Create Job Program

Audio Video Systems, Inc. (AVS), a fast growing audiovisual (AV) design, engineering and systems integration firm, will begin sponsoring a Job Shadowing program in conjunction with the Chantilly, VA campus of ITT Technical Institute. The program will allow graduating ITT students who are exploring career options to experience the audiovisual (AV) Industry by shadowing an AVS employee and get a good understanding of the type of work AVS does daily.

“AVS is looking forward to introducing upcoming graduates from ITT Technical Institute to the audiovisual world,? says Barry Goldin, CTS, director of systems integration at AVS. “It will allow students to expand upon what they have learned at ITT, learn about career paths and trends in the field, and see audiovisual technologies in action.?

The program will occur four times per year (during the last 4-6 weeks of the students’ final semester) and students would be selected based upon recommendation by ITT staff and selection by AVS.

“ITT Technical Institute in Chantilly, Virginia is excited to be partnering with AVS through the Job Shadowing program for our students majoring in the Technology and Design fields,? says Deborah Brent, college director. “Our students will have the benefit of gaining first-hand experience of employer expectations and the level of creative excellence expected in career positions within the audiovisual industry.?

To start off the new partnership, AVS is conducting a presentation to introduce students to the AV Industry and the exciting work that AVS is doing every day. The presentation will held on Wednesday, October 21, from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M on the ITT Technical Institutes’ Chantilly campus. The presentation will take place in one of their classrooms and approximately 50 students that are in the final phase of their Associates’ degree programs are expected to attend.

The presentation is a part of AV Week, an annual international celebration of the AV industry.


AV Week is an international celebration of the AV industry. The AV trade association InfoComm International and its members sponsor workshops, presentations, career fairs and other events around the globe to spotlight the audiovisual industry that enhances communications in many vertical markets and to recognize the AV professionals who manufacture, design and install AV technology in fixed installations and for staged events.

About ITT Technical Institute

Established in 1969, ITT Technical Institute is a leader in private, career-oriented, post-secondary education for over 40 years. The college system currently has 108 campuses in 37 U.S. States. The ITT Technical Institute is an institution of higher learning that is committed to offering quality undergraduate and continuing education locally, nationally and worldwide to students of diverse backgrounds, interests and abilities. The institution offers educational programs that integrate lifelong learning with knowledge and skills to help students: pursue their personal interests and objectives; develop intellectual, analytical, and critical thinking abilities; and provide service to their communities.

About AVS

Established in 1992, AVS is a privately owned certified small business headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, dedicated to serving federal, state and local government agencies, higher education institutions and commercial enterprises worldwide. AVS’ core competency and major focus lies in designing, installing and maintaining integrated audio, video and control facilities for a wide variety of environments including classrooms, command centers, conference rooms, training facilities, auditoriums and more.

AVS received the “Best Government AV Project (Federal)? award in both 2008 and 2009 as part of PRO AV Magazine’s Spotlight Awards program, which recognizes the best professional audio/video installations designed for corporate, educational, and other non-residential applications. The awards were given for a U.S. Marine Corps Command Center in Hawaii (2008) and the Pentagon Press Briefing Room in Arlington, VA (2009). Additionally, AVS has been ranked in the top ten, for the last four years, by the Washington Business Journal’s “Book of Lists? for Small Technology Companies for the Washington, D.C. region. Most recently, for the 2009 list, AVS was ranked second. For more information, visit www.avsinc.net.

Allan Childers, AVS
703-236-1002, x 178

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