Feedback Requested - AV Training Path for Entry Level Workers

2022.01.20 19:42 freakame Feedback Requested - AV Training Path for Entry Level Workers

Hi Everyone,
As always you are a shining light of helpful, kind, and knowledgeable people in our industry that can be a little rough sometimes. I think we can be the source of a solution to our biggest problem - one that has been growing for years and getting worse. We do not know how to effectively train and bring new talent into the industry. There are hundreds, if not thousands of jobs open in the industry right now and nobody to fill them. You can only steal talent from your competitor for so long.
Every time someone asks "how do I get into the AV industry?" the answer is always "well, what can you do already? I guess do something like that and learn as you go." Inevitably there are big gaps in knowledge that are a barrier to entry or to advancement. There is also no way currently to get help from local job training centers or other agencies to run people through an education path to get them ready for hire.
Here's the question: Would some of you like to get together and help decide on a learning path that would get someone ready to be an entry level installer, entry level support tech, and entry level event tech? I don't think the path to either is that complex, but it will require getting creative when we look at what's currently available for training.
I think with a clear path forward, we could help build the industry workforce and provide good opportunities for people that are job hunting.
In a practical sense, I do have at least 1 person right now that's willing to plow through some coursework to get up to speed in prep for an entry level support role, which is how this came about - I couldn't answer in a clear way what courses were required to get this person up to speed.
FAQ (I'm guessing here and will update with real questions later)

  1. Doesn't AVIXA already do this? Sure, sort of, but over the years they've managed to cobble together some generic courses that are rarely updated. While some of their entry level classes are helpful, they're painfully dated. They've also shown a lack of desire to make this a priority despite years of requests.
  2. Will this cost anything? I think considering paid sources on Coursera, Udemy, and other locations is absolutely on the table. I think if we get into the thousands, this will not work, but there is room for paid classes in this effort.
  3. Are event techs our responsibility as an industry to get trained? I struggled with that one - maybe it's not right for what we're looking at, but it's worth at least having an initial discussion.
  4. What about project managers/engineers/sales/etc? Those are secondary skills to basic industry knowledge. I think if someone knows AV then can learn project management and there is already a good path forward with a CAPM. Other disciplines have similar paths past entry level work.
  5. Isn't (insert company here) already doing this? If they are, I'm not seeing much output. But I'd love to start with something instead of blank slate if there are current training initiatives.
  6. Who will own this? It'll be open source, open knowledge. The idea that we can't train someone because a competitor might someday steal them is an attitude that has hurt the industry.
Maybe I'm being overly optimistic, but I have someone I need to take through this info and instead of creating a curriculum on my own, I thought I'd reach out to the collective brain of this sub and see who has ideas.
Ya'll are fantastic, thanks for the great information you've shared over the past few years as this sub has grown.
Your mod,
freakame
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This is where I was hoping you all would come in with suggestions on recipes. Historically, both nectar and ambrosia, items you can obtain in the game, have been associated with honey, and one or both are assumed to be mead. By the color, both appear to be traditional meads using just honey for fermentation.
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Ambrosia is described by the game as "the richest, most delicious substance." Character dialogues talk about a bottle's vintage with appreciation. This makes me think of a still (but possibly carbonated), semi-sweet 16-20% mead aged for quite a long time in an oak barrel (or with oak cubes/spirals, realistically).
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Anyways, what are your thoughts or suggestions on what you would imagine mead recipes based on these drinks would be? Are there any others that come to mind?
TL/DR: Looking for recipe suggestions for meads based on Ambrosia/Nectar from Hades, Noble Pursuit from Zelda, and Asari Honey-Mead from Mass Effect, or other video game based meads.
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