Technology Apprenticeship Program


Technology Apprenticeship Program

Program Agenda

March Program kicks off with an informational webinar featuring experts from the National Association of Broadcasters and Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE).
April Participants attend NAB Show in Las Vegas. Activities will be planned to allow participants to interact with leaders in broadcast technology. Topics include: Current Trends in Broadcast Technology; Career Opportunities for Broadcast Engineers; A Look Inside Dolby Laboratories and Harris Corporation; and Engineering Basics 101.
May International Association Broadcast Manufacturers Training. Participants will undergo 25-30 hours of introductory broadcast technology training and receive a certificate of completion. Participants will gain knowledge of the evolution of the broadcast industry as it relates to engineering, best practices in production workflows and an introduction to production genres.
June-July Participants will complete a two-month, hands-on apprenticeship at a radio or television station. NABEF will work to secure station placement for attendees in their region.
August Participants visit a technology manufacturer site to receive hands-on training with operating broadcast equipment. Participating companies include Ericsson, Dolby Laboratories, Harris Corporation, NEP Broadcasting and Harmonic, Inc.
September Program concludes at NAB headquarters in Washington, D.C., where participants will spend one week working with NAB’s Technology department, developing a presentation that will be delivered via webcast at the end of their visit.