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New ETB-Supported rigging course commences at Troy Studios

A new 10-day troy studios rigging course, initiated by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board has been launched. Picture: Alan Place

New ETB-Supported rigging course commences at Troy Studios

A new 10-day film rigging course has been launched at Troy Studios. The course, initiated by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, has 8 learners starting their professional training at the 8-acre studio space.

Commenting on the new course, Eimear Brophy, Further Education and Training Manager with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, said: “We are delighted to announce this new training partnership with Troy Studios. With no previous large-scale film production studio in the region prior to the establishment of Troy, the studio found it particularly difficult to source riggers for film work with the right level of training. In fact, there is no certification for training tube and fitting in Ireland. So, from this pilot course, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and Troy Studios hope to develop a standard course that could be rolled out for the Irish film sector on a nationwide basis.”

Limerick City and County Council has purchased a large factory space for expanding the Troy Studios for job boosting in the next three to five years and space provided would be available for the Troy Studios rigging course.

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Troy studios rigging course has been launched at Troy Studios. The course, initiated by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, has 8 learners starting their professional training at the 8-acre studio space.
Pictured was course participant Alex O’Brien. Picture: Alan Place

Welcoming the commencement of the course, Tom Dowling, Studio Operations Manager with Troy Studios, said: “Developing a local crew base is a key part of our growth strategy in the medium term. We identified a group of people from the construction sector, scaffolding and the rock and roll sector who could be given industry training in rigging tube and fitting. Through this training partnership, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board  has engaged the UK-based  AIS Group to deliver a bespoke, certified theoretical and practical course forming an introduction to tube and fitting scaffold.”

Troy Studios filmed the television series Nightflyers, adapted from George RR Martin which had a €53m budget. The SyFy series produced by NBC Universal and Universal Cable Productions. The series is set to air on Netflix in the coming autumn.

Established on July 1, 2013, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board are the state education and training authority for the Limerick and Clare region in Ireland. It is one of 16 statutory regional education authorities established by the Education and Training Boards Act 2013. The authority delivers educational services to over 34,000 students and learners annually. It also employs 2,500 staff across the region.

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