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The IABM Training Academy plans for geographic and course expansion

26 October 2012
The IABM Training Academy plans for geographic and course expansion

The IABM Training Academy will extend the breadth of its course offering in 2013. "The IABM holds a unique role within the broadcast sector, and one that positions us to identify some of the key skills shortages within broadcast technology companies," said Steve Warner, training manager at the IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers). "We have built an array of courses designed to address these shortages, and our extensive evaluation system confirms that IABM Training Academy courses do indeed make a difference to performance in the workplace. The response we’re seeing indicates that companies across the industry are starting to wake up to the skills shortages facing them." In its first full year of existence, the academy trained approximately 200 delegates. During 2013 it aims to reach 500 delegates across the world. In 2012 the academy delivered three classroom courses in just one location (Reading, UK), and in 2013 it will deliver eight classroom courses, distributed across the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. From industry feedback the IABM has designed three new courses: ‘Technology Product Finance,’ ‘Network Essentials for Broadcast Engineers,’ and ‘Compression Fundamentals and Applications.’ In the coming year, the IABM Training Academy also will offer an online training course through its dedicated Learning Management System. "We are thrilled about the growth of the training academy," added Warner. "This ongoing expansion, both geographically and topically, represents the numerous positive steps that we’re taking to reduce skills shortages within the broadcast-technology industry."www.iabmacademy.org

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