The NAB Leadership Foundation has begun accepting applications for its 2023 Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP).
The six-month program provides participants with skills and connections through a series of monthly virtual learning sessions in an effort to help applicants build a successful career in broadcasting. The foundation is accepting applications for the technical training fellowship program through June 15.
TAP touches on topics that include radio broadcasting, networking, IT fundamentals, cloud and infrastructure systems and NextGen TV. Graduates of the program will receive a certified broadcast technologist certification from the Society of Broadcast Engineers along with AWS cloud practitioner training and certification.
The program concludes with the participants attendance at the 2023 NAB Show. The foundation recently announced the graduates of the 2022 TAP program during last month’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. A total of 14 students from colleges across the nation graduated as part of the 2022 class.
Those 2022 TAP graduates are:
- Ahmed Abdelgalil, Villanova University
- Alex Abiola, Bowie State University
- Sulaiman Bastien, Howard University
- Solie Bates, Bates Technical College
- Katelyn Daugherty, Kent State University
- Jose Holguin, Hillsborough Community College
- Lucretia Lee, Merit America
- Nicole Lun Lopez, NY City College of Technology
- Samantha Martirez, California Baptist University
- Ranye Mclendon, Morgan State University
- Mikaela Mosley, Howard University
- Stephane Nguemengne Sipa, University of the District of Columbia
- Monica Pena, University of Houston
- Syed Rizvi, DePaul University
“These talented students are ready to join the broadcasting industry and fill the need for a more technical workforce,” said NAB Foundation President Michelle Duke. “The industry is rapidly changing and this group is ready to support technical teams within the broadcast industry.”
The NAB Leadership Foundation runs other programs designed to recruit, train and promote broadcast leaders including a first-time manager series, a broadcast leadership training program and a media sales academy.
Susan Ashworth is the former editor of TV Technology and a long-time contributor to Radio World. She has served as editor-in-chief of two housing finance magazines and written about topics as varied as broadcasting, education, chess, music, sports and the connected home environment.