Media Training Program
*Due to COVID-19, we are rescheduling programming until further notice. We will continue to monitor the evolving pandemic and update our program schedule.
We are still accepting applications for the 2020 cohort. Please click the link below to apply.
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- Are you interested in a career in the film, TV or advertising industries?
- Are you passionate about creating content?
- Are you between the ages of 18 and 29?
- Are you a recipient of Ontario Works?
- Then the Media Training Program is for you!
The Media Training Program is a free six-month program that introduces aspiring content creators to the world of film, TV, digital and advertising. In this program participants will learn about the different departments, roles and responsibilities involved with creating content and receive entry-level creative, technical and workplace skills training. The aim of the program is to help youth who face multiple barriers to employment discover a career path and equip them with the entry-level skills needed to break in.
Unique to the Media Training Program is our emphasis on soft skills training to develop our participants’ self-awareness, ability to work well with others and prepare for navigating the workplace.
Intended Program Outcomes
A greater understanding of how the film, TV/digital and advertising industries work.
Entry-level creative, technical and professional skills
A greater sense of career direction and the path to achieve one’s career goals
Access to professional mentors
You are eligible to apply if you are:
✓ between the ages of 18 – 29
✓ MUST be a recipient of Ontario Works (OW), refer to this link if you have questions regarding OW eligibility
✓ passionate about working in the media industry
✓ face multiple barriers to employment*
✓ can attend all workshops between April and October 2020 held on Thursdays from 10 am – 5 pm and Tuesdays 6 – 9 pm (with the exception of holidays)
✓ are self-motivated and can work independently
✓ media experience an asset
* Barriers as defined by Employment Ontario include youth who identify as:
– a visible minority
– as part of the LGBTTQ2S* community
– Indigenous youth
– recent immigrants
– youth who face financial barriers
If you have any questions about the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.