Omega Graduates Participate in National Association of Broadcasters’s TAP Program
Recently, Omega Studios’ School Graduates were selected for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Education Foundation Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP).
This is a sixth month program designed to expose high-tech graduates and professionals, who have taken our sound engineer courses, to the broadcast industry.
In April, graduates from Omega Studios’ School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences attended NAB’s convention in Las Vegas, where they met and networked with broadcast engineering, digital technology, IT and other industry professionals. The students are able to collaborate with and learn from other audio engineering students who are also studying sound engineer courses at audio production schools across the country.
Upon their return to their respective markets these participants have an opportunity to choose a NAB affiliated broadcast outlets of their choice where they’ll intern for two months.
Just like last year, Omega Studios’ School placed four participants from our audio production school, out of the ten chosen nationwide in the TAP program.
Here are the names of this year’s NAB/TAP participants and their respective broadcast outlets where they’ll intern in audio engineering:
- Rick Guerra, CBS Radio
- Brenda Wells, WAVA-FM (Religious)
- Jenna Lingard WBAL-TV (NBC Affiliate)
- Josh Muehlberger, WPFW-FM (Community Radio/Jazz)
In addition to gaining valuable industry knowledge the participants also received a stipend. At the end of their internship they had weeklong trainings.
This year’s participants visited Ericsson, a multinational technology company that provides and operates telecommunications networks, television and video systems, and related services in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants also visited Harmonic Inc., the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure. They develop and market video infrastructure, server, and storage products for companies that produce, process, and distribute video content for television and the Internet.
From there the Omega students returned to their respective markets and developed a presentation representative of the audio engineering knowledge they gained during the past six months. This presentation was delivered by webcast.