CEDIA has promoted Luke Amos to the position of senior director of education at CEDIA. Amos will be responsible for guiding and overseeing the development of CEDIA education and certification content. One of the current initiatives of the CEDIA education team is aligning education programs to meet home technology professionals at their experience level: whether they are new to the industry or a seasoned professional.
"CEDIA has done extensive research digging into the training needs of our home technology professional members. The end goal for us is to be able to provide development pathways to help company owners and individual employees alike move to the next level," said Tabatha O'Connor, CEDIA COO. "Luke's excellent understanding of both member needs and instructional development and design will help the CEDIA education team accomplish these goals."
Amos was hired by CEDIA in 2012 as the director of online learning where he worked with volunteer subject matter experts to create and curate online coursework and resource documents. One of his notable accomplishments was producing over 50 small and full-length eCourses for the CEDIA resource library. Continuing education has been an important professional focus for Amos; he has a Masters in Communication Sciences from Ball State University and is A+, Net+, and PMP certified. Additionally, Amos received a certificate in distance education from Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. Prior to joining CEDIA, Amos was a multimedia associate at DWA Healthcare Communications Group.
As a result of Amos promotion, Dave Pedigo will transition to focusing exclusively on emerging technologies and his title has been updated to senior director of emerging technologies. Pedigo will be in charge of programs that seek to identify emerging technologies and determine their impact on the channel. Based on his findings, Pedigo will work with both internal and volunteer teams to develop ways emerging technologies can be leveraged to benefit CEDIA members.