Technology Apprenticeship Program

Technology Apprenticeship Program


The broadcast industry is in need of technicians and engineers to set up, operate and maintain the electrical equipment of radio and television stations. Opportunities are available across the country.

As active duty service members and U.S. military veterans, the industry recognizes there are many of you who have the skills and experience to pursue successful careers in broadcast technology.

We want to invest in you by training and paying you to learn the latest technology and advances in broadcast operations through the Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP).

TAP is designed to set you up for success. You will travel, network, learn and receive hands-on training to ensure a smooth transition from apprentice to broadcast technician or engineer at a radio and/or television station.

As a participant you will receive:

  • Exposure to the latest technology in broadcasting at NAB Show in Las Vegas
  • Paid, hands-on apprenticeship at a radio or television station of your choice
  • Networking opportunities with potential employers and industry leaders
  • Education to become a Certified Broadcast Technologist
  • Experience producing a live webcast to the industry from NAB in Washington, D.C.

Background or interest in electrical/electronics technology, computer science and information technology, digital technology and radio frequency technology preferred.

If you had any of the job titles below and are interested in pursuing a career in broadcast engineering, consider applying for TAP!

  • Consultant
  • Network Technician
  • Registered Communications Distribution Designer
  • Telecommunication Network Manager
  • Telecommunication Engineer
  • Telecommunication Systems Designer
  • Telecommunications Consultant
  • Digital Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Failure Analysis Technician
  • Refurbish Technician
  • Technician
  • Test Technician or Engineer
  • Circuits Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Electrical Controls Engineer
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Project Engineer
  • Instrumentation and Electrical Reliability Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Project Engineer

*NABLF will provide a letter with the details of the TAP program, travel, accommodations, etc. to assist with your request for leave.

The application window for the 2018 program is now closed. NABLF will start accepting applications for the 2019 program in the fall.

Questions? Please contact Melony Hughes at (202) 429-4196.