In the tech industries it has been like that. We have been learning to install for several decades, to connect empirically. We damage one or another "little equipment", but in the end things end up working. The epic thing is that most of the time the technicians do not even speak English, nor read the manuals, but that god of "luck and fortune" always accompanies us.
I would like to think that this is one day going to end. That big names in the industry will team up with associations to bring more subsidized educational programs to more people. Here the commitment is fundamental: sponsors, content generators in Spanish are needed (we already have them, InfoComm is an example of this) and students. The latter is important, because it is useless to have companies that offer scholarships and others that generate information if no one is going to receive the courses.
I'm rehashing the issue of education, but I simply don't see any other way for our audio, video and lighting industry to improve. The largest markets, such as Europe and the United States, account for this: niches really committed to training and regulation. Implementing rules are created and those who do not comply simply cannot enter a bidding process.
All this string arises from a note I read recently. In October, Monte Wise, a specialist in professional audio applications in the communication systems division of Bosch, a true icon of the industry in the northern country, passed away. Wise had an influence, not only as a professional, but also as a mentor and educator to many people who are installing today. After his passing, the company he worked for teamed up with the NSCA Education Foundation to create the scholarship that bears his name, which will be opened and awarded based on goals and achievements in the fields of music, arts and audio endeavors.
I would love to see these kinds of initiatives in the region. I think we already deserve them.