By Paul Osborne

Local university students will be given the chance to become broadcasting assistants during the Gwangju 2015 Universiade ©Gwangju 2015Local university students in South Korea will get the opportunity to become broadcast assistants after organisers of the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade teamed up with the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) to train and utilise the participants during the Games.

Gwangju 2015 organisers have revealed they "are fostering broadcasting assistants to take part in the international signal production, including all competitions as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies."

Together with KBS, Gwangju 2015 will train the students in order to give them the skills and knowledge needed to work in a variety of locations throughout the Universiade.

The training programme will consist of 22 sessions of lectures about theories and practical experience from professional broadcasting officials with 20 local university students currently taking part in the programme.

"Through this opportunity, local university students will be provided the chance to earn tuition grants as well as pick up specialized broadcasting skills and participate in production of an international signal for a multi-sporting event," said Park Hyun-jeong, the director general of the public relations and media at Gwangju 2015.

"The Organising Committee will also benefit from this opportunity, as it will eliminate shortages in broadcasting personnel as well as increasing the budget reduction for the Universiade."

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