Education of Broadcast Meteorologists
This paper will explore the current approaches and techniques being used at this university to train men and women for positions as Broadcast Meteorologists. Specifically this paper will address historical training techniques, changes introduced at the advent of commercial weather forecasting and data delivery service and the role of studio training and the cost of equipment. A review of current techniques will be presented including training vs education, communication arts, on-the-job training (OJT), compressed track training and the overlay with the science. Additional topics on integration of “before the Camera Training”, integration with a news team, weathercast audience exposure as part of the learning process will also be presented.