The Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation hosted a two-day workshop to train fifty (50) young DJs. The workshop was designed for participants who have an interest in becoming professional DJs.
Taking part in the workshop allowed the participants to improve their skills and knowledge in the area of entertainment & media, making it easier for them to stay relevant in the field.
This workshop taught the DJs practical skills and the confidence they need to advance their career ambitions in entertainment, says the Department.
“The selected youth who attend the workshop were sourced from the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative Programme (PYEI), which is contracted by the Gauteng Department of Education to implement Arts and Culture programmes in schools. Said the Department.
After training the PYEI will be sent to 50 schools to train learners as part of the Wednesday Integrated Programme.
At the end of the workshop participants will be equipped with skills including the theory of DJs, knowledge of the software used, equipment setup and use of DJ’s controllers, and how to teach learners to work their way around the equipment. Said the Department.
The department has procured the necessary equipment and material that will be required by the selected participants.