Founded by Nobel Prize Winner of Radio Fame, NYC’s Technical Career Institute Celebrates Centennial

October 15, 2009

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ — From its founding in 1909 by Nobel prize-winning physicist and “Father of Radio” inventor Guglielmo Marconi – to its number one national ranking for the number of engineering-related two-year degrees granted – Technical Career Institute (TCI) has achieved a reputation for excellence in technological education. As TCI celebrates a Centennial, they are well positioned to prepare its students to meet the needs of the next century to come with a skilled workforce. This is so critical to serving the needs of a society that has become more technically advanced and complex.

Based in midtown Manhattan, TCI (formerly called RCA Institutes) has earned its reputation for excellence in technological education and has been committed to educating men and women interested in careers or further academic opportunities in a number of technology fields, including: Accounting Systems, Business Administration, Health Information, Human Services, Ophthalmic Dispensing, Paralegal Studies, Electronics Engineering, IT, Facilities Management, HVAC and much more. As a result of TCI’s practical, hands-on approach to education, its graduates leave knowing that they are prepared for the real world challenges they’ll face as graduates and can fill the shoes of the aging Baby Boomers who retire. With a student body of over 4,000 students from nearly 100 different countries, an extensive network of alumni, and nationally recognized programs, TCI is perfectly poised to help its students achieve their goals today and in the next century.

Engineering technicians are in the forefront of any changes in the workforce due to innovations and the need for economic growth. At this moment, Americans are witnessing a great emphasis on the role of engineers to help the country to move out of a recession. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, with the promise to save and create more than 3.5 million jobs, by providing $150 billion investment in new infrastructure (the largest increase in funding of our nation’s roads, bridges, and mass transit systems since the creation of national highway system in the 1950s), will demand civil, environmental, electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineers at all levels. Three areas of transportation — energy, water efficiency, and renewable energy — are the areas that are expected to grow. The initiative to install new smart meters and to make the nation’s electrical grid more efficient and reliable needs scores of trained engineers and technicians.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of engineering technicians is expected to grow 7% in the next few years and job opportunities will be best for individuals with an associate’s degree or extensive job training in engineering technology, particularly in the environmental, electro-mechanical, civil, aerospace, and industrial specialties.

Dr. Asad M. Madni, an illustrious alumni of TCI who is the former COO of California-based BEI Technologies, a Fortune 500 company, and credited with over 26 patents pending resulting in numerous “industry firsts” says, “Throughout my career, I recognized that we live in an ever-changing environment and TCI students should know that TCI played a pivotal role in providing me with a strong technical foundation. TCI is not a typical community college, but a highly specialized technical college which can provide exceptional technical training which will allow them to compete with the best in the world and advance to the highest levels, whether in the industry or in academia.”


Technical Careers Institutes, commonly known at TCI, College, is believed to be the only college in the United States founded by a Nobel Prize winner. Guglielmo Marconi, the father of radio and the co-winner winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics, opened the Marconi Institute that year in downtown Manhattan to train technicians for the new means of wireless communications. The College will celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the founding with a banquet in Gotham Hall, attended by 500 people at 6pm. Gotham Hall is located at 1356 Broadway at 36th St., New York City.

Centennial Scholarships were awarded to two students and Marconi Medals were bestowed on, among others, Alegra Braga, granddaughter of Marconi, Cristina Sarnoff, great-granddaughter of David Sarnoff, a teacher and administrator at the Marconi Institute who would co-found the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) as well as NBC and RKO movies, and Louis Zanoni, a 1950′s alumnus who is a co-inventor of the Liquid Crystal Display. A PBS-quality documentary, “TCI: The First Hundred Years,” presented the school’s history from its modest beginnings through its half-century as the RCA Institutes to its current status as the largest two-year private college in the New York Metropolitan area. visit: www.tcicollege.edu/Centennial

    Andrea Martone
    TCI Centennial Public Relations

SOURCE Technical Career Institutes

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