The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) on Tuesday announced the individuals selected to participate in the 2018 Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP).
This year’s participants and their apprenticeship placements include:
- Demetrius Allen Green, WTAE-TV, Hearst Television, Pittsburg, PA
- Haemi Jo, WTVF-TV, The E.W. Scripps Company, Nashville, TN
- Allen Johnson, WDKN-AM, R&F Communications Inc., Dickson, TN
- Ivan Morales, KCBS-FM “93.1 Jack FM”, Entercom Communications, Los Angeles, CA
- Joshua and Zipporah Mondy, KJIW-FM, Mondy-Burke Broadcasting Network, Helena, AR
- Jason Tober, WFTS-TV, The E.W. Scripps Company, Tampa, FL
- Rachel Torres, WMAG-FM, iHeartMedia, Greensboro, NC
TAP exposes technology-focused graduates and young professionals to the broadcast industry through a six-month, hands-on training program that includes a paid two-month internship.
“The need for innovative, technology-proficient talent in our industry is growing,” NABEF President Marcellus Alexander said. “The TAP program addresses this need by attracting and preparing the next generation of engineers and technology professionals for essential roles at radio and television stations.”
TAP participants learn about the latest trends in broadcasting and network with industry professionals at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Participants also become Certified Broadcast Technologists by the Society of Broadcast Engineers and receive training by the International Association for Broadcast & Media Technology Suppliers.
The program concludes with a workshop at NAB headquarters in Washington, where participants will prepare and host a webcast on broadcast technology.
TAP sponsors for 2018 include Sinclair Broadcast Group, IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and Southwest Airlines.