March 7 is the deadline for a new technology apprenticeship program that is aimed at encouraging high-tech graduates and others to consider the broadcast industry as a profession.
The program is offered by the National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation.
“If you are interested in video coding, IP audio and video, server-based audio and video, file-based audio and video or radio and television transmission, then you should consider a career in broadcast technology,” the site tells potential applicants.
Ten people will be chosen. Recipients get a paid two-month internship at a radio or TV station; three days of training at a manufacturing plant; and registration to two industry conventions. Airfare and hotel for the four involved trips is included, as is the cost of the Society of Broadcast Engineers Broadcast Technology exam.
College seniors, recent grads and others with appropriate skills are encouraged to apply. “Participants must have been trained in IT, digital technologies, broadcast engineering or other related areas.”