Thirty youths and teachers are participating in an Electronic Music Production Course at the National School of Music.
A release from the Ministry of Education yesterday said that the course is being offered by the Music School with support from the Caribbean Development Bank-funded Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF).
“We realize that the creative industry is an expanding one in Latin America, the Caribbean and further afield where the GDP is 15.7 percent…so we thought that providing our young people with the necessary skills and knowledge we are giving them the advantage of tapping into a growing and expanding industry,” Andrew Tyndale, Coordinator of the National School of Music stated.
He added that it is important to have this group ready for when the creative industries take off in Guyana.
He implored the students to attend the class regularly, punctually and to take in as much as possible. As an added benefit, at the end of the course, students will be attached to Kross Kolour Records, Vision Sounds and NCN, the release said.
The course is a follow-up to another which focused on formal music education in guitar and the harmonium, among others.
Simone Kellman-Washington, Community Liaison Officer – BNTF, in her remarks, said that this shift towards skills training came about after President David Granger emphasized the need for young Guyanese to receive skills training that will prepare them for the world of work and at the same time empower them to start-up and own their own businesses.