AV1 is taking part in an industry pilot program for Live Production traineeships to streamline and expedite the hiring, training and certification of much needed technical workers for live events in NSW.

Just launched in November, it’s a first for the Live Production sector.

ArtsReady, a government supported not-for-profit training organisation and TAFE NSW have partnered with ACFIPS the Industry Training Advisory Body to provide the traineeships for AV1 and City Recital Hall who are also participating in the program.

We’re working closely with ArtsReady and TAFE NSW to ensure the traineeships meet the needs of our workplace environment and address the skills shortage that has increased with the growth of technically demanding events and the opening of ICC Sydney.

With his experience in training initiatives and their processes and outcomes, AV1 Workplace Health & Safety Manager and ACFIPS Chair Tim Cramsie will lead the program, which will see us take on trainees for a 12 month period to maximise their learning opportunity.

‘The trainee pilot program has been developed to provide on-the-job training, mentoring and support for the skilled live production technicians of the future,’ said Tim.

‘Unlike other TAFE NSW supported traineeship programs that have recently launched, these new Live Production traineeships will specifically target individuals with a keen interest in the industry looking to gain an accelerated entry into the profession.’

The pilot program will be offered in Sydney initially, then rolled out across NSW in 2018.

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