If you’re in the Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire or South Midlands area of the UK and want to come along to a Velbus training session, you’d be very welcome to attend a session with Proactive Technical Training in Tring (UK) on Jan 27th 2023.
Be aware that there are only 16 places available for this date, 14 places left as of Dec 6th 2022.
More details here
The longer term plan is that PTT will offer a more in-depth series of courses for people to attend before attempting the Velbus Installer exam.
(which we are creating… More details later)
We are also talking to the following colleges about running training courses for their year 2 & 3 electrical or plumbing students.
Once their Velbus hardware in place, there is a chance that the same venues will offer evening classes to contractors who want to upskill.
We’re going to be running some " centrally wired" smart home training at a couple of UK colleges for Year 2 & 3 diploma & T-Level students, covering everything electrical within a property.
Mains lighting, low voltage lighting, heating & cooling controls and window blinds.
If the colleges also want to run evening classes for experienced people who want to upskill or are simply curious, who here would like to come along?
Pop your area in the comments and I’ll see what we can arrange.
Are currently on our list.
This is a shot from the one of the Kirklees College sessions today, three more, every day for the rest of the week.
I’m determined to make this year the “Year of Training”
It’s the only way we can get contractors and installer to start thinking that they have the skills and ability to meet modern customers needs.
I had a guy reply to a comment on a social media post the other day, suggesting that “Good Digital” controls were far to expensive to be considered
If there is anything you can do to encourage an installer to take some time to look, please do it.
I know everyone here is already a fan of Velbus, we just need to tell the rest of the world.
It would really help us if you could “like” and share any content you come across regarding Velbus.
Not just mine, anything please.
I’m told that “organic” growth is far more powerful that anything we could ever sponsor or pay for.
The biggest issue I have in the UK is that nobody (trades / designers / architects etc.) knows the name Velbus, because it just doesn’t feature on their news feeds.
I don’t think this is something that exists for students in Belgium.
Not sure which systems they’re educated in. But it’s also not the first system you here about on the DIY market.
I know for profs this kind of classes do exist if you know to find them.
I was accompanied by a local company who specialise in Home Assistant deployments.
They have really taken a liking to Velbus hardware and all the effort that @cereal has made to making Velbus work so well within HomeAssistant.
Here’s an example video that “The Real Smart Home Company” have created.
They are using a stand alone computer, rather than a Signum, but I assume all this is possible within Signum too.