The past year has been difficult for the professional audio industry. Continuing education during this time has been in high demand, and Shure is responding to the need by announcing a new, free training program specifically for audio professionals.
“We want to equip everyone with various levels of technical knowledge including people who are new to the audio industry as well as experienced professionals and help set them up for success as the industry begins to reopen,” said Eduardo Valdes, senior director of global marketing for pro and consumer audio at Shure.
The Pro Curriculum is a new eLearning training from the Shure Audio Institute. The program is divided into three tiers:
Level 1: Fundamentals
To become a successful audio professional, a strong understanding of industry fundamentals is essential. This program covers core essentials such as maximizing performance of microphones, wireless systems, and other technologies.
Level 2: Shure Product Training
Audio professionals know that to be the best, they need to stay on top of the latest advancements in products and technology. In Level 2, training focuses on how to set up and use Shure products.
Level 3: Advanced Application Training
Level 3 builds on Level 1 and Level 2 to provide targeted training for a variety of professional applications. This training approaches audio challenges as a system, addressing concerns in audio, wireless, networking, and more, to successfully set up and deploy audio systems.
“This is a completely new curriculum designed specifically for this audience,” said Dave Klein, director of the Shure Audio Institute. “While we already have a certification for Integrated Systems focused on conferencing and meeting room applications, we’re now adding a new program for audio professionals.
“The training is ideal for anyone involved with live events, broadcast, A/V rental, film/location sound, houses of worship, education, and more,” he said.
Level 1 courses are available now, with Level 2 and Level 3 programs to follow. Courses will be added regularly. Those who sign in can track awards and badges earned throughout Shure Audio Institute training programs.