Technology Apprenticeship Program

Technology Apprenticeship Program
Technology Apprenticeship Program
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 take the 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 you need to make you a successful engineer.

Your future is bright

Differentiate yourself

Differentiate yourself. Set your resume and portfolio apart by adding this program and certification to your experience. In 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

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

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 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.


Get training from leaders in the broadcasting industry to understand what it takes to be a successful broadcast engineer. From in-person to on-the-job training sessions, this program will prepare you for your engineering career and help you build a bright future.

Review Curriculum

  • 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 FREE program is open to college seniors, technical school students and recent college graduates.
Explore our application guideline to submit your application for further review.

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The NAB Leadership Foundation thanks its Technology Apprenticeship Program sponsors:

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