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March 14, 2016
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NAB Education Foundation Announces 2016 Technology Apprenticeship Program Participants

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) today announced the 10 individuals selected to participate in the 2016 Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP), which begins this month. TAP exposes technology-minded graduates and young professionals to the broadcast industry through a six-month, hands-on training program that includes a two-month internship.

“We proudly welcome our talented class of 2016 TAP participants,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “I am confident that each will bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the program, further solidifying our commitment of providing young, high-tech professionals with a comprehensive and practical experience.”

In addition to the apprenticeship, TAP participants learn about the latest broadcast trends and network with potential employers at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas and have the option of becoming a Certified Broadcast Technologist. The program concludes with a weeklong workshop at NAB headquarters in Washington, D.C., where participants will prepare and host a webcast on cloud-based broadcasting for industry professionals.

This year’s participants include:

•Anwar Eaton- Indiana University
• Daniel Linnear- Indiana University
• JaMarjay Tooke- Louisiana Tech University
• Mesa Brown- Montgomery College
• Michael Archie- American Broadcasting School
• Dante Barber- Omega Studios
• Stanley Kelly- Omega Studios
• John Melvin- Omega Studios
• Amy Willis- Omega Studios

Sponsors of the 2016 program include Sinclair Broadcast Group and Ion Media Networks. More information about TAP and the NABEF is available here.

About NABEF
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving broadcasters and the public interest by supporting and advocating community service, diversity, education and broadcasting issues and trends. Learn more at www.nabef.org.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.