Denver, CO — Mike Marko from the technical sales and design staff at Capitol Sales Company is the first in the company to achieve status as a CEDIA-certified instructor. This certification enables him to teach CEDIA University Core curriculum comprised of more than 140 courses in five industry-specific colleges.
Marko, an employee at Capitol Sales since 2002, was one of a select number of instructors invited by the CEDIA Certified Instructor Action Team to participate in the certification course.
This process is a critical step toward validating CEDIA University courses on the worldwide certification stage, said Jeff Gardner, director of technical training at CEDIA. By training and certifying our volunteer instructors, we ensure that our core curriculum is always delivered in an accurate and professional manner. As we update and fine-tune our courses, we must also make sure our instructors are the very best. We are always pleased to add someone of Mikes caliber to our team.
Marko joins 158 other instructors in successfully completing certification. One requirement to become a certified instructor was attending CEDIAs Train the Trainer program. That course includes a review of the adult learning process, managing the learning environment and effective, quantifiable content delivery techniques.
Were very proud of Mikes achievements with the CEDIA-status certification, said Curt Hayes, Capitol Sales Companys president and chief financial officer. His courses are always well received and highly rated by dealers who attend them whether at a trade show, our annual dealer conference or at our headquarters training facility. His certification not only shows the level of commitment we have as an organization to support CEDIA, but speaks highly to the skills that Mike brings to the classroom as an instructor.