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VAB Offers Scholarships for Radio Engineering Class in Alabama

The deadline to apply is August 4

The Vermont Association of Broadcasters is offering a limited number of scholarships for interested parties to attend a radio engineering class out-of-state.

The Alabama Broadcasters Association’s Engineering Academy class will take place September 12-16 at the ABA Training Center in Hoover, AL (near Birmingham). The radio engineering class covers basic electronics, audio fundamentals (both analog and digital), RF systems (AM & FM transmitters and antennas) and basic broadcast operations (EAS, FCC rules, good engineering practices).

ABA’s Engineering Academy class (photo courtesy of VAB)

VAB said, at the end of the week, students will also have the opportunity to take the Society of Broadcast Engineers’ certification exam.

“VAB recognizes the need to educate, excite and encourage more young people to enter the field of broadcast engineering,” the Vermont association said in a press release. “The VAB is willing to invest to send Vermonters to this class and try for the SBE certification in hopes it will ‘kickstart’ their broadcast engineering education so they can be hired as assistant engineers and eventually take over for current engineers getting ready to retire.”

Scholarships include class/SBE exam fees plus transportation, lodging and food. The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 4. Apply here.

The ABA is also holding a TV engineering class October 3-7 at the ABA Training Center.

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