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CHRC shines a light on Location Managers
By: infilm on 04/09/09

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is pleased to announce the release of a Training Gaps Analysis (TGA) for Location Managers. This snapshot of training needs and offerings will help guide the film and television industry and its National Training Advisory Council (NTAC) in the effective deployment of the country's training resources.

The TGA aims to answer the following questions: what perception do location managers have of their degree of mastery of the skills identified in the Chart of Competencies for location managers? which educational and training institutions, and which professional organizations offer training in location management? and to what extent do the Canadian training offerings meet the training needs?

The location managers consulted agreed that their work involved important and demanding challenges, such as scouting locations in a tight timeframe, interfacing with the public, budgetary management in a context of limited resources, and identifying locations to meet script requirements.

The four recommendations made in the Training Gaps Analysis are aimed at fostering a strategy for the development of location manager skills that reflects both employer needs and issues and the needs of those working in the field.

This document can be found on the CHRC website.

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is committed to strengthening the cultural labour force, and strives to be at the centre of vision and forward thinking in the area of cultural human resources development. CHRC brings together representatives of arts disciplines and cultural industries in the cultural sector to address the training and career development needs of employers and cultural workers including artists, technical staff and managers To become a member of CHRC please visit our website.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.

For further information please contact Geneviève Chassé (613-562-1535 x31; gchasse@culturalhrc.ca).