The rise in the sale of gaming consoles in Ireland over the past five years has created job openings for gaming console repair technicians, and Chevron Training has developed a programme to help meet this demand.
An estimated 1.2m homes in Ireland have gaming consoles, and two-thirds of the 1.7m households in the country have at least one video-game console or device. Due to the mass production of games consoles, they may be prone to technical problems, out of warranty, which means technicians are required to repair them.
A recent report said there is a shortage of games console repair service providers in Ireland and that a significant opportunity exists within this sector.
In order to satisfy this growing market demand, Chevron Training has developed a training programme which will equip students with the skills and knowledge to repair the complete range of game console devices on the market, such as Nintendo DS/Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2/PlayStation 3, PSP and Xbox/Xbox 360
The course syllabus covers testing for faults, power connection faults, screen replacements, microphone repair, faults when loading games, syncing problems, joypad/controller repair, console freezing, picture and sound repairs, consoles causing damage to games, overheating and water damage.