IABM to offer two new training courses and ‘Partner’ initiative
WORLD: IABM has announced two new online broadcast and media training courses, as well as the launching of a new ‘Partner’ initiative, in response to the IABM Industry Trends survey. The study highlighted concerns over the scale of the skills-deficit within the broadcast and media technology industry. According to 123 representative vendors, ‘Development Capacity’ and ‘Skills and Staff Shortages’ were reportedly the most important factors limiting companies’ ability to fulfil orders and contracts.
Designed to allow users to learn at their own pace in any location, the two new courses are titled Understanding IP and File-based Architecture, and Introduction to Broadcast Technology. Each of the new courses can be purchased for US$59 per candidate or US$90 for both, and are reportedly served directly to users’ desktop or mobile devices. IABM’s learning management system will provide both security and tracking progress.
Understanding IP and File-based Architecture offers information on the latest technologies, systems and workflows that underpin the IP and file-based facility. The course will look at storage and media management, as well as the use of multi platforms. It will also analyse different production considerations and delivery requirements, and is designed to appeal to staff with a range of engineering knowledge.
Meanwhile, Introduction to Broadcast Technology will reportedly familiarise candidates with the workings of the broadcast and media technology industry. Suitable for all levels of staff, the course is structured to appeal to an array of experience, including newly started and apprentices.
In addition, the new ‘Partner’ initiative aims to enable IABM members to partner with their customers by passing training places on to those that they supply with equipment and services. The offer covers the scope of IABM training courses.
‘Over the last five years the IABM Training Academy has been delivering its award-winning training courses to bring members’ staff up to date with the latest industry technologies, helping them to address skills shortages,’ commented Andrew Jones, head of training at IABM. ‘The ‘Partner’ offer is a great way for members to deliver extra value to their customers, and the online training course offer is a high-return, easy-access means to keep everyone up to date with the latest developments across our industry. It’s not just about the new recruits; keeping existing staff up to date is also vital’.