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December 12, 2011
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NABEF Accepting Applications for 2012 Technology Apprenticeship Program

Application Deadline is February 15

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is accepting applications for the six-month Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP). TAP exposes ten high-tech graduates and professionals to the broadcast industry through a two month, hands-on apprenticeship at a radio or television station and a three-day training program located at a major technology manufacturer.

"The TAP program provides bright high-tech minds with hands on experience working with the latest in broadcast technology," said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. "We look forward to providing participants with a comprehensive, practical educational experience."

In addition to the apprenticeship and training program, TAP participants will receive admittance to the NAB Show, where several scheduled TAP activities will highlight the latest technological advances. Admission to the Radio Ink Convergence conference held on Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus will feature a private networking session with apprentices and a high profile technology executive. Training will conclude at NAB headquarters with additional instruction from the NAB Science and Technology department and a final webcast presentation assignment.

TAP is open to college and technical school seniors, recent graduates and individuals seeking to enter the broadcast industry. All applicants must have experience or training in IT, digital technologies, broadcast engineering or other related areas in order to be considered. For additional information, click here or contact Amanda Smith.

About NABEF
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. 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.

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