NAB’s research into broadcast engineering training complete

23 January 2002
Existing practice sees traditional engineers being recruited and then receiving specialised training on the broadcasting engineering environment. Industry then has to invest in a great deal of further training, before these engineers are able to competently perform the roles for which they are employed.

“Convergence within the communications industry also means that the existing pool of broadcast engineers are increasingly being recruited into the IT environment” said NAB Technical Committee chairperson Trevor Evans commenting on the study.

“The lack of broadcast engineers among historically disadvantaged groups is particularly pronounced, and rectifying this, in line with the employment equity goals of the sector, is a key priority for NAB members” said Evans.

The results of the study will be presented to the NAB’s technical committee in early February for a decision on the next step which may be the development of a series of skills programmes within the industry.



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