Smarthome's Steve Lee Teaches the Next Generation of Southern California Electricians About Home Automation

In an effort to educate aspiring electricians about the growing home automation industry, Smarthome has partnered with local educational institutions to teach students the basics of remote lighting and appliance control.

IRVINE, CA - In an effort to educate aspiring electricians about the growing home automation industry, Smarthome has partnered with local educational institutions to teach students the basics of remote lighting and appliance control using SmartLabs's award -winning INSTEON technology. In recent weeks, Smarthome's National Sales & Training Manager, Steve Lee, has hosted a class from Westminster (CA) High School and taught a class at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA.


Lee has been in the electrical business for over 20 years. As part of his training to become an electrician, Lee learned by having an apprenticeship and learning on the job.

"When I entered the electrical trade, I learned by working with others," said Lee, "after establishing myself for many years, I attended a Smarthome training class. It was at that class that I decided the direction I wanted to take my career - home automation. I'm hoping my training classes can have the same impact on these students."

David Rodriguez, professor of structured wiring at Orange Coast College added, "Steve is passionate about passing along career information. The electrical vocation is being overlooked in today's society. Our nation's future in energy consumption will be based on zero net metering (having a home's energy consumption equal to the amount of energy it produces), and INSTEON will aid homeowners in achieving it."

"Our class has a unique student base," added Rodriguez. "We have students who are new to the electrical trade, current electricians who are looking to continue their education, and other professionals who are considering a career change. A local INSTEON installer actually took my course and received training from Steve, so there is definitely an opportunity for students to take the knowledge and run with it."

Lee continues to make time for local students, though his schedule often finds him crossing the country, educating current and prospective installers as a part of SmarthomePro's INSTEON training seminars. More information about the training seminars can be found online at www.smarthomepro.com/training.



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About Smarthome
Founded in 1992, Smarthome was created based on the realization of a need for automated products that make lives easier, safer and more enjoyable. Today, Smarthome sells more than 5,000 hard -to -find products, including home automation solutions featuring award -winning INSTEON technology. Smarthome sells online at Smarthome.com, through their Award Winning direct mail catalog and via their brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.

About SmartLabs
Founded in 1992, SmartLabs, Inc. is an integrated technology company in the home automation market. SmartLabs is organized into three divisions: SmartLabs Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON wireless home control technology; SmartLabs Design, which designs and develops Smarthome products; and Smarthome Direct, which sells its own, as well as, third -party products to consumers online at Smarthome.com, through their direct mail catalog and via their brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.

For more information:
www.smarthome.com
www.insteon.net


Contact:
SmartLabs, Inc.
Mike Scharnagl, 949 -252 -6962
pr@smartlabsinc.com

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