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In Wisconsin, Broadcasters Will Spend to Develop Engineers

New grants encourage tech internships and continuing education; $30,000 set aside in first year.

Wisconsin broadcasters are committing money to developing new engineering talent.

The announcement is from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the WBA Foundation.

A new summer intern program will issue up to 10 grants to stations at $2,500 each to cover engineering internship stipends and expenses.

Separately, “fellowship grants” will provide money for experienced broadcast engineers at member stations to acquire continuing education. The foundation will award five grants of $1,000 to be used for continuing-ed courses in IT/networking, engineering leadership/management and electrical or transmission engineering. The money may not be used for trade shows, but factory training does qualify and travel expenses may be covered.

Details here or e-mail to [email protected].