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NAB Education Foundation Announces 2018 Technology Apprenticeship Program Participants

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) today announced the individuals selected to participate in the 2018 Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP). 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,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “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 annual 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, D.C., where participants will prepare and host a webcast on broadcast technology.

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, Entercom Communications, Los Angeles, CA
  • Joshua Mondy, KJIW-FM, Mondy-Burke Broadcasting Network, Helena, AR
  • 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

2018 TAP sponsors include Sinclair Broadcast Group, IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, Southwest Airlines and TVNewsCheck. More information about TAP and the NABEF is available here.

About NABEF
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving broadcasters and the public interest by supporting and advocating community service, diversity, education and broadcasting issues and trends. Learn more at www.nabef.org.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.