Hocking College Broadcast Production and Engineering student Tyler Wend is one of only 10 students in the nation to be awarded the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) Technical Apprenticeship Scholarship.
The scholarship includes an all-expense paid trip to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas, Nevada and to the Radio Ink Convergence Conferences in Silicon Valley, as well as a paid internship at a modern digital broadcasting facility. This marks the fifth year in a row that a Hocking College Broadcast student has won this award. The students are selected each year through a competitive application process.
In March, Wend began the Technology Apprenticeship Program with an informational webinar featuring experts from the National Association of Broadcasters and Society of Broadcast Engineers. In April, he attended the NAB show to interact with leaders in the broadcast industry. This month, Wend will participate in Radio Ink Convergence Conference held at the Silicon Valley.
This summer, the students will complete a two-month hands on apprenticeship at a radio or television station, and then will wrap up their experience with the apprentice program by spending one week at the NAB headquarters in Washington, D.C. developing a webcast that will be presented at the end of their visit.