One of the most exciting trends in education is industry-directed workshops that provide hands-on training to those seeking to enter those fields or to "skill up" for a different career. Often used to beta-test prospective courses for the future, these events provide a rare opportunity for attendees to learn everyday skills as well as inside secrets from experts already experienced in the industry. Learn which types of experts should be involved; ideal number of sessions; hands-on workshops vs. traditional "chalk and talk," and curriculum integration based on the outcomes. Utilizing the Production Assistant Boot Camp as an example, the deep dive focuses on lessons learned, feedback from the pros as well as some of the students, and how to improve these workshops for the future.It continues with descriptions on how YOU can put together your own industry-directed workshop. These workshops are important to prepare attendees for today's entrepreneurially-oriented "gig economy," and showcases the benefits both instructors and students can have with "in the field" pros.