Workforce

Digital Media & Technology Pathways

Youth Radio’s Digital Media & Technology Pathways Program is a 9-month Workforce Training program for out-of-school, low-income Oakland youth ages 18-24. During the first 6 months, participants receive digital media instruction and professional development training. During the last 3 months, participants are placed in a paid internship at a local organization where they are able to implement their gained skills.

Pathways participants also receive a full suite of wraparound services including case management, academic and career advising, and therapeutic support (per student request).

Following graduation from the program, students receive a California State recognized On-the-Job Training Certificate of Completion.

Program Overview

6-Month Training

Classes will be held from 9:30 am to 12PM

Wednesdays – Photoshop Instruction

Fridays – Professional Development Training

  • Up to $250 bi-weekly stipend and bonus based on 100% participation
  • Earn 3 units of Berkeley City College credit in Photoshop I
  • Onsite Adobe Photoshop instruction with certification opportunity
  • Field trips to local companies and visits from professional guest speakers
  • Workshops on college success, financial literacy, and self-marketing

3-Month Internship: (Following Training)

Interns earn $12.55 an hour while working 15 to 25 hours a week a local organization or company where they apply the skills they acquired in training.

Requirements

  • Ages 18-24
  • Must be Oakland resident (Youth in transitional housing located outside of Oakland accepted)
  • Must have ID & Social Security Card
  • Ability to provide proof of household income (if any)
  • Completion of basic skills test for reading and math (scheduled upon application)

Apply

  1. Download YR’s Workforce application OR pick one up in person at YR, 1701 Broadway Ave. Oakland, CA 94612.
  2. Email your completed application to Lasean@yrmedia.org OR drop it off in person at YR.

More info

Lasean Damian, 510-251-1101 ext. 346, Lasean@yrmedia.org

Michael Lee, 510-251-1101 ext. 324, michael.lee@youthradio.org.

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