Technology Apprenticeship Program

Technology Apprenticeship Program

Program Overview

The Technology Apprenticeship Program is designed to help you build the technical industrial skills and make lasting connections to build your network. You can help build the next generation of broadcasting and help build a more innovative future.

This free six-month program kicks off at the forefront of technology advancements at NAB Show in Las Vegas followed by a paid summer internship at a local radio or television station. During this program, you will explore the advancements in media technology, get hands-on training during a paid internship at a local radio or television station, prepare and Certified Broadcast Technologist Exam with the Society of Broadcast Engineers and network with technology and engineering leaders to build your network and advance your career.

Whether you are looking to work on specialized technology projects or help lay the technical groundwork for expanding a station, this program provides the tactical training and certified qualifications to make you a successful engineer.

As a participant in this program, you will:

  • Explore the latest technology in broadcasting and media at NAB Show in Las Vegas
  • Gain practical training and internship experience during a two-month apprenticeship at a local radio and television station of your choice
  • Network with potential employers and industry leaders throughout the program
  • Prepare for and take the Certified Broadcast Technologist Exam
  • Attend career development and educational engineering session taught by leading broadcast companies and current broadcast engineers during webinars and in-person sessions
  • Prepare for your career with a mentor within the industry to help navigate the program and what your future career will look like

  • Stand out from your peers. Set your resume and portfolio apart by adding this program and certification to your experience. With a competitive job market, it’s important to set yourself apart from the rest. This program will help you stand out from the crowd!

    Network with leading engineers. This program includes networking opportunities and speaking engagements with top broadcast and technology engineers in the industry. You will have the unique opportunity to network and build relationships with these leaders to expand your network and build meaningful relationships.

    Become a Certified Broadcast Technologist. Be recognized and show your professional status in the engineering workforce. This certification is recognized as the primary method of proving your knowledge against the highest standard. During this program, you will receive the study materials and information to take this exam and show your worth to the entire broadcast industry.

    Build Your Resume and Portfolio. Build up your resume and portfolio with a summer internship and capstone project. During this program, you will be placed in a paid internship at a local radio and television station in your market while working on a capstone project to show your future employers.


Broadcast engineering technicians set up, operate and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. They’re the ones who control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. They also monitor the clarity of images and video for television broadcasts and operate the transmitters for broadcast radio or television programs.