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IABM Launches Technical Training Academy

Friday 03 Dec 2010

The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) has announced the launch of its new training academy designed to address the worldwide shortage of qualified broadcast engineers and technicians.

“Our recent industry surveys have shown that the shortage of skilled technical staff has become a real constraint to growth and the completion of work in progress at broadcast and media technology suppliers. The decline in training provision for broadcast engineers is affecting suppliers as well as broadcasters who are struggling to hire the technical resources they need to keep pace in a rapidly evolving industry,” said Peter White, director general of the IABM. “Under Roger Crumpton’s skillful management, the IABM’s new education, employment, and training program will take aim at this shortage through close collaboration with colleges and universities, induction training for graduates, and continuous professional development for established engineers.”

A former CEO of the IABM, Crumpton has recently completed a 10-month research project to assess the skills issues and training requirements of the broadcast and media technology sectors on a global basis.

(IABM Press Release)