Technology Apprenticeship Program

Technology Apprenticeship Program
Technology Apprenticeship Program
Technology Apprenticeship Program
Technology Apprenticeship Program

Program Overview

The Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP) is designed to train and inform students on engineering, information systems and emerging technologies in broadcasting, including AWS cloud-based instruction. The program is rooted in workforce development and participants will interact with subject matter experts, ranging from former graduates to senior managers to recruiters. There is an emphasis on developing and maximizing your skill sets to prepare you for open positions at local stations.

This year, the heart of the student experience will be paid internships at local stations. The foundation is seeking qualified applicants who are eager to receive training and mentorship for starting their career path in broadcast engineering and technology. Those interested in entry-level jobs will have the opportunity to participate in a career fair with broadcasters nationwide, offering a valuable platform to connect with industry professionals and explore various career opportunities.


Differentiate yourself

Differentiate Your Resume. Get recognized for going beyond what you learn in the classroom and textbooks by getting additional industry-specific training.

Network with leading engineers

Network with Leaders. With top broadcast engineering and technology executives as your speakers and faculty, this program gives you the chance to get to know engineering leaders in broadcast and build your connections network.

Become a certified broadcast technologist

Gain In-demand Certifications. Become a versatile broadcast engineer by gaining two in-demand certifications recognized by the broadcast industry.

Build your resume and portfolio

Provide Insight. Provide your feedback, thoughts and opinions on trending technologies and efficiencies during monthly focus groups and discussions.

Build your resume and portfolio

Learn the Latest. Learn the latest in AWS cloud-based technologies and broadcast system architecture and integrations. You will explore engineering and technology fundamentals and advancements from leading talent in the field.


Unique speakers will share their experiences and knowledge to inform, inspire and instruct your learning. Hear from several diverse roles, career levels and job functions, such as:

  • Field Engineer
  • Vice President of Engineering and Operations
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Technology Specialist
  • Talent and Acquisition Manager
  • Director of News Technology

  • Zipporah Mondy

    Technology Apprenticeship Program 2018 Graduate

    “I have always been exposed to the technology and engineering parts of radio to a certain degree, but TAP was an opportunity for me to fully dive into engineering and focus my energy and attention on learning and understanding that part of radio more, I felt like we had a wonderful crash course of radio and television fundamentals during orientation at NAB Show.”

  • Rachel Torres

    Technology Apprenticeship Program 2018 Graduate

    “My two months working as an engineer helped prepare me for those moments at my station today when I have to jump in and try to figure out the problem.”

  • Demetrius Allen-Green

    Technology Apprenticeship Program 2018 Graduate

    “TAP and my experience during my apprenticeship definitely exposed me to how much technology is already in the industry and how much further we can go with it.”

Ready to build the future?

This cutting edge technology training program is open to college seniors, technical school students and recent college graduates.
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The NAB Leadership Foundation thanks its Technology Apprenticeship Program sponsors:

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