The Host Broadcaster Training Initiative had a very busy day on Friday (30th May) with 88 students from Scotland’s colleges and universities attending a training day with NEP Visions. The students experienced cutting-edge technology during their tours of an Outside Broadcast truck. The event was held at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).

As part of the Host Broadcaster Training Initiative (HBTI), NEP Visions Ltd – one of the facilities suppliers for Glasgow 2014 host broadcasters SVGTV – brought its Atlantic Outside Broadcast truck onto campus to give students and staff training in the latest HD recording and output equipment.They were given tours of the truck and hands-on training in the use of its vision, sound, cameras and operations facilities.

We followed several students as they took part in the day of intensive training; Sophie Whiteford is an audio engineering student at Glasgow Caledonian University, keen to get to the nitty gritty of the task ahead of her.

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By giving students the chance to work at the biggest sporting event ever held in Scotland, the project aims to equip the next generation of broadcasters with the skills and experience to cover major sports and music events.

“Glasgow 2014 is delivering a tangible skills and employability legacy from the Games. We are delighted to be able to work with colleges and universities across Scotland and our delivery and funding partners to ensure that students’ training, industry experience and future career prospects are all enhanced because of the Games.” – Paul Zealey, Head of Engagement and Legacy at Glasgow 2014

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Gabriel Zumpe already has a place in the HBTI and as part of his television course at Napier in Edinburgh, he will be gaining work experience as an EVS operator on the most advanced broadcast truck in the world at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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“Working with SVGTV and their suppliers such as NEP Visions is providing a fantastic opportunity for students to get meaningful hands on experience as part of Host Broadcaster Training Initiative. This will provide an invaluable skills legacy for the broadcast and television production industry in Scotland beyond Glasgow 2014.” – Helliate Rushwaya, Project Manager at Creative Loop.