For 20 years, I have been involved in education in lighting. Before that, I had to be educated and trained myself. It was a different time, our industry was much smaller, and information did not flow at the speed of light and the click of a mouse. I was fortunate to grow up in New York City, so my training was a combination of professional exposure and academic experience.
So what's the difference between “real-world training” and “academic experience?” Sometimes it's significant, but