TechWest is WA's peak network of Performing Arts and Theatre Technicians. This year FutureNow Creative Industries Project Manager Jo Pickup attended Techwest's annual conference held in Merredin on Feb 1 - 2 2014 to present a project update on FutureNow's 'Regional Tech Training Project' (currently in development) to the TechWest membership.
Jo consulted with numerous WA theatre techs over the course of conference - some of whom she has been working with already, some of whom she was meeting for the first time. She was delighted to spend the weekend among such committed, passionate theatre professionals, and she looks forward to working alongside them to ensure the new training and workforce development model that results from this project serves their needs - now and into the future.
Special thanks to Merredin Theatre Manager Brendan McCall who hosted the conference and gave everyone a backstage tour of this historic regional venue.