DWR training programme at SARA

The South African Roadies Association, SARA, was born out of the belief in an industry that could provide employment and technical abilities to many youth in search of a career.
Their good work has helped countless young South Africans get into the industry and mould a career out of their new skills. DWR Distribution sees the potential and great work offered here and decided to lend a hand in offering niche training to help their cause and better the industry. In addition, DWR renovated and painted one of the classrooms to create a learner friendly environment.
Jannie de Jager, a resident DWR lighting expert, was a perfect pick of training instructor as he offered patience and knowledge to the future roadies of South Africa. With years of experience and skill Ole Boinamo also from DWR assisted in presenting the training. “They were eager, hungry for knowledge and keen to broaden their scope” says Jannie. “The future is bright with this sort of work ethic. The students were very passionate feverishly taking notes, illustrating the need that SARA desires to fulfil.”
DWR has made a decision to offer a training course at SARA for every course hosted at the DWR Premises, excluding international training. In this case Jannie and Ole provided a Basics Lighting
course tailored to SARA’s needs.
The course covered the very essentials of lighting. Cables, connecters, what is DMX and the details around its use, power distribution amongst lights, and safety guides when working with lighting. This course aimed at shaping a solid foundation in order to build upon, and the response from the learners and their enthusiasm proved its aims to be a hit. The importance of introductory courses is often overlooked but there is no expertise without the basics.
After the course a student stood up and thanked the DWR team for their insights, which is always a heart-warming reaffirmance that it really is “all about the people.”