I’m a media arts and technology teacher at a high school in California. My background is in graphic design and media but my students were asking for a video game class so I found a course from another high school and integrated it into my program. I got to spend a week shadowing at Visceral studios, and spent about one year learning Unreal Engine, Maya, and texturing via online tutorials and guidance from some people at Visceral. I am now five years into this and feel like I have a lot of it down, but there is always so much more to learn. Visceral (now defunct) was a part of EA and used the Frostbite engine so I could only learn so much from them about that.
I would love an opportunity to spend a day, a few days, or even a week going through some sort of intense training program for educators that teaches the most important aspects of unreal engine. I know that I can learn so much online through tutorials but to be able to sit down with someone who really knows the industry and could help me learn what it is my students need to know to get into a career in video games would be invaluable. I am incredibly proud with the progress my students have made over the years and I would jump on an opportunity to connect with a professional and get some one on one guidance.