Thursday, 7 January 2016. 20 minutes from Poitiers, in the countryside, ensures the future of many young people. Anchored in the town of Tercé, the area of Normandoux and his former quarry welcome high officials of the department of Vienna, the regional council and influential figures from the worlds of culture and tourism. This is the big day for the UCPA, which officially opened its second school of DJ’s, fifteen years after that of Lyon!
It is in this unusual setting, in the heart of the old quarry of Normandoux, which were extracted the facades of many buildings in Paris and monuments (including Haussmann), that all these people gathered around the former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, now president of the new Tourist Agency of Vienna. As a symbol, the day goes down and leaves room for the night, a little world usually frequented by here present policies and officials.
Often binds deejaying, culture and the world of the night in urban contexts. Here it’s the opposite. Even if one is not far from the tourist engine department (Futuroscope), 20 minutes from Poitiers (dynamic city well served nationally), it operates in a mineral calm timeless, full of history. The mechanical extraction of stone are replaced by loops of turntables. The stone carvers give way to apprentices DJ’s, which did not fail to surprise the mayor of the small town of Tercé today conquered but at first naturally skeptical.
UCPA Normandoux school has already started its work training. Two sessions of twenty students preparing to spend their year-end exam to get their diploma AMS (Animation Musical and Scenic) recognized by the State. Many apprentices are also present in the inauguration day, invited to go on stage during the official speeches. The moment is solemn, you take the whole dimension of the message that is sent to them to take turns at the microphone. It stresses the importance of vocational training, the development of apprenticeships in France and, above all, the new account could not be more official for DJ’s and related activities in the world of night. Here we talk about a profession of the future, we recognize the value and goodwill of the young DJ’s in search of jobs, it was confirmed that the deejaying and creativity are powerful levers employability. The whole room applauded and rejoiced to discover the educational dimension of this little academic school from the outside.
Two senior trainers (Twice as Trendy) then come into action 7 minutes a rich demo scratches and cue points. Novice, assistance seems to appreciate the sense of rhythm and fun to spot the known samples, injected within varied and smoothly conducted beats. Former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin is in the first row next to the vice president of the region and the President of the UCPA, Alain Christnacht, who spoke shortly before the rostrum history and the values of this institution well-known French youth for over 50 years. DJ training course is not the UCPA’s core business but the tremendous success of the school in Lyon has been emulated. She sees her model duplicated here, however, with a much greater ambition.
On this day of inauguration, it has felt the joint investment between the various trades, whether future employers, represented by UMIH, local authorities in charge of tourism, Youth and Culture at departmental and regional level, but also the UCPA, which is the only organization to offer such training in France, for which students are supported like any other young apprentices from France. In this sense, attend the official inauguration of this second school of DJs UCPA was a moving moment. Be aware of the contribut