YES Digital Media Training Program

Posted on March 3, 2006

YES Digital Media Training Program Now Enrolling Students

The YES Digital Media Training Program (DMTP) is an exciting, hands-on job training program with instruction in graphics, web design, video production, audio engineering and digital video editing. Participants will use state-of-the-art, professional grade equipment and have access to trained media specialists. The DMTP connects students to employers, continuing education and supportive services through internships, work readiness and education services.

The DMTP is for low-income Philadelphia residents, ages 17-21, who are unemployed and do not have a high school diploma, or are unemployed with a diploma, but not currently enrolled in school. The DMTP is an 18-week program. Eligible students can come in during the enrollment period to sign up. The deadline for enrollment for the next training program cycle is March 13, 2006, and then every 8 weeks after that.

Students are required to help out with equipment set up so be prepared to so some light physical labor! In the field of Digital Media Production, everyone has to pitch in and help.

This certification looks great on a resume and will give youth the edge they will need they look for a job as a video editor.

What do you need to do to get in to the DMTP? There are income and age guidelines. Youth, ages 17-21 must demonstrate an excellent attitude and a serious desire to learn computers and media production. This program is designed to prepare you for video production! Students who work hard will be able to produce their own videos by the end of the program.

For more info or to set up an appointment, contact Jeanne Anderson of Youth Empowerment Services (YES) at 215-972-0330, ext. 227 or janderson@yesphilly.org.


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