Adam Vanden Elzen

Technical Training Manager

As a Technical Training Manager, Adam is responsible for leading the technical training staff, managing the company’s apprenticeship program and other technical training efforts. This includes coordination of classes, design and development of technical or trade-related curriculum, ongoing coaching and development of technical training consultants, and keeping up to date with the latest changes in our industry.

Adam joined Faith Technologies in 2005 and is a graduate of the Fox Valley Technical College. He has over a decade of experience working as an Electronic Systems Technician (EST) building and maintaining Information Transport Systems (ITS) and is also a certified installer/technician with BICSI and NICET.

When not at work, Adam is an entertainment technology enthusiast who enjoys spending time with his spouse and 2 children

ARTICLES BY AUTHOR

August 16, 2022

Career Development |

Four Actions to Cultivate a Learning Environment

“If you’re not learning, I must not be teaching,” is what a patient foreman said to me long ago. At the…

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March 22, 2022

Career Development |

Onward and Upward: Continuous Improvement in Your Career

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Recognizing your own…

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July 21, 2021

Career Development |

Making Time to Build the Bench

“Opportunity knocks more frequently than you might realize, but we’re often too busy to answer the door.” This is a sentiment…

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January 19, 2021

Career Development |

Growing a Valued Professional Network

Throughout my career in a skilled trade industry, I have worked with and met a lot of different people. As the…

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June 9, 2020

Career Development |

5 Layers of Learning for a Modern Apprentice

Apprenticeships, trade training and indentured service under a skilled master or journeyman are age-old concepts that pre-date recorded history. For thousands…

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October 25, 2019

Career Development |

What Is An Apprentice’s Journey Like?

“What’s it like to be an apprentice; what do you even do?” These are questions I’m often asked by high school…

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BICSI Conference Showcases ICT Opportunities, Trends

Where do you go to see all the latest and greatest in your industry? How can you go about getting in…

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Building the Technician of the Future

With the ever-rising popularity of the IoT (Internet of Things) and intelligent building concepts, the need for qualified installers and technicians…

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January 30, 2018

Career Development |

Learning From Failure: An Apprentice’s Best Tool

As a Regional Training Supervisor at Faith Technologies, I’m challenged to find the best tools available to aid in the growth…

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A Modern Apprenticeship for Today’s Tech-Hungry World

Faith Technologies’ Electronic Systems Technician (EST) apprenticeship is a three-year program with a curriculum that caters to the Information and Communication…

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The Hidden Benefits of Continuing Education

It’s no secret: education is important. If 13 years (K-12) isn’t enough, there’s an additional two to eight years of schooling…

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August 2, 2016

Career Development |

Technical Instruction or Career Mentoring?

Lecture an apprentice, they learn for a day. Teach them how to never stop asking questions, they learn for a lifetime….

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