ENTECH education programme shaping up

Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The Education Programme at ENTECH INTECH 2011 is shaping up, with the dual announcement of PLASA sponsored international keynote speaker Chris Higgs and Australia’s leading music and entertainment technology education and training provider, JMC Academy confirming their participation this week.

Chris Higgs started work in the entertainment industry in 1973 and has since worked in most sectors, providing rigging and flying effects for drama, opera and ballet in both subsidised and commercial theatre, for television and for concert touring throughout the 80’s and 90’s. In 1998, Chris started Total Training at Total Fabrications, part of what is now the Total Solutions Group in the UK.

Higgs will be presenting two keynote sessions including Working at Height and participating in panel sessions at the show. Higgs said, “I am looking forward to discussing some of the hot industry topics with industry heavy weights in Australia. ENTECH is the show in Australia that facilitates this interaction, which is a great way to keep us all informed in this industry”.

In addition JMC Academy confirmed that they would deliver three sessions on the programme. For over 25 years, the JMC Academy has been involved in music and entertainment education with accreditation, comprehensive higher education programmes, industry standard facilities, multi campus locations and industry respected teaching professionals. They will deliver two introductory level sessions and a half day workshop in the audio stream of the programme.

“ENTECH is an event that we are proud to be associated with. It is the tradeshow that is relevant for students of today up to high level industry professionals, and we are excited to be part of the education programme in 2011,” said George Markakis, CEO of JMC Academy.

Registrations for all keynote and training sessions will be via www.entechintech.com and will open early April.