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Derrick (3D) Davis: Training Detroit Area Youth for Better Careers

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An Electronic Systems Integration Technician (ESIT) installs, upgrades, and services a wide variety of residential and commercial electronic systems including: Audio/Video Systems, Telecom, Computers, Cable Systems, Lighting, Broadband Systems, Automation Controls, Security and Green Technologies etc. An ESIT’s role is both high tech and hands on, and is ideal for someone who is tech savvy and likes to work with his or her hands.  Sean's guest, veteran ESIT Derrick Davis realized what a fantastic lifestyle he has experienced because of his work.

Davis realized that many young people don't know how vital ESITs are to the broadband, cable, telecom, and entertainment industries.  He knew that as ESITs have begun to retire, there aren't enough trained technicians to replace them.  Derrick also knew that young people could profit both financially and socially from acquiring the technical skills needed to become an ESIT.

To help give Detroit's youth affordable, comprehensive training, Davis founded the "AV Tech Institute."

AVTI training courses feature classroom and lab work, preparing students seeking a successful career as qualified residential and commercial electronic systems integrators.


AV Technology Institute is a Ready4work Career Training Center whose mission is to empower, train, and encourage passionate minds to grow through educational opportunities that support and encourage personal growth. AVTI is dedicated to providing students with the state-of-the-art resources they need to compete in the fast-paced and growing residential and commercial systems integration industry. AVTI’s classroom and hands-on laboratory facilities are located within the Durfee Innovation Society 2470 Collingwood, St. Suites 218-220, Detroit, MI 48206