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ave you ever wondered how car audio installers got their start? Some of them took the do-it-yourself approach and learned by trying. There is another way thatâ€™s faster and much better â€“ enroll in one of the car audio installation and fabrication programs at the Installer Institute in Holly Hill, Florida.
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The Installer Institute has been teaching auto and audio enthusiasts the art of mobile electronics installation and fabrication since 1992 and is a member of the Mobile Electronics Schools Association. Thousands of students have had the chance to experience the handson courses over years and the school can even custom tailor a course to a specific area of
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interest. Even if you are already an installer, the tips and tricks you can learn can make you faster, safer and more profitable. The Installer Institute features 10 different 5-day course segments that teach everything from basic wiring practices and woodworking skills to upholstery, advanced metal work and painting. You are welcome to spend 10 weeks cranking through the entire curriculum, or you can break it up and do a week or two at a time as time and money allow. The Installer Institute offers MESA certification testing as well, so you can prove you have absorbed the criteria. If you have any interest in mobile electronics or just working on cars or trucks, then the skills you can learn at the Installer Institute will quickly let you turn a hobby into a profitable career. Itâ€™s well worth looking into.
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