Vizrt aims to upskill the next generation of content creators as it reaches its 10 years of Viz University
Vizrt team has created valuable content during last decade to empower client, nurture new talent, and grow the Vizrt community
Vizrt, company specialized in real-time graphics and live production solutions, celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Viz University. During last decade, Viz University, a learning platform that offers its users a library of product and technology courses, has provided training, upskilling, and certification for thousands of customers and partners.
According to Jan-Philipp Müller, GF Design, ZDF, German public broadcaster, “Viz University has been invaluable in onboarding our new Vizrt tool users. Its courses cater to both beginners and advanced users, making it an efficient and effective way to get new staff up to speed in a matter of days. The ‘Introduction to TV production’ course has been particularly popular among our new hires.”
Viz University has seen 5,000 freelancers and countless customers complete over 10,000 courses in the past 10 years. But what do the next 10 years look like? With a lack of specific skilled talent across the tech industry, including media technology and live production, the Viz University team forms a mission to upskill the next generation of content creators and develop a network of certified Vizrt partners.
“The next five years are going to see a significant shift in the workforce landscape as we see a great crew change as seasoned industry experts retire. We are having frequent conversations with customers and partners about the need to increase the number of freelancers, designers, operators, and to support in upskilling their workforces and new hires. If we aren’t actively supporting the pipeline of talent into the industry, we aren’t answering our customers’ challenges,” shares Griet Johannsen, Head of Training and Certification at Vizrt.
Viz University is also focused on expanding its training and certification program for Vizrt partners. With learning paths for live production in the cloud, live production sports, and real-time graphics, Viz University brings Vizrt´s technologies to a wider range of users, especially as the traditional industries of broadcast and proAV converge.
Another priority for Viz University is launching additional freelance courses for designers, operators, and technical directors to gain knowledge and certification of new Vizrt software.