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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2011
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NABEF Launches Technology Apprenticeship Programs

--Application deadline is March 11--

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) will debut a six-month Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP) designed to expose ten high-tech graduates and professionals to the broadcast industry. Program highlights include a two month, hands-on apprenticeship at a radio or television station, as well as completion of a three-day training program located at a major technology manufacturer.

"Combining exposure to new technology trends with the benefits of an interactive learning environment is ideal for attracting the brightest high-tech minds to our industry," said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. "We are looking forward to a successful launch and a well-rounded educational experience for all participants."

In addition to the apprenticeship and training program, TAP participants will receive free admittance to the NAB Show, where the latest technological advances will be highlighted during several scheduled TAP training sessions, as well as admission to the Radio Ink Convergence conference held on the Silicon Valley campus of Microsoft, featuring a private networking session with apprentices and a high profile technology executive. TAP students will also participate in an informational webinar featuring experts from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), and will wrap up their training at NAB headquarters with additional instruction from the NAB Science and Technology department and a final webcast presentation assignment.

TAP is open to college and technical school seniors, recent graduates and individuals seeking to enter the broadcast industry. All applicants must have experience or training in IT, digital technologies, broadcast engineering or other related areas in order to be considered. For additional information, click here.

About NABEF
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. 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.

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