Educators teaching audio as a career are challenged by the latest developments their students will encounter in the job market. To ensure proper alignment of education programs with recording and sound industry expectations for new employees requires educators to understand changing technologies, tools, and workflow. Recent trends that influence design of future curricula are reviewed. Current end-user training approaches taken by a professional audio equipment manufacturer are examined. It is suggested that a challenge for educators and the vendors whose equipment their students will operate is the establishment of better communication channels to link the two environments.
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