As technology improves and becomes more affordable, schools and technology centers are better able to provide programs that teach students about video production.
Northeast Technology Center (NTC) in Pryor, Oklahoma is one these technology centers. The Business Administration, Multimedia and Graphics (BAMG) career program at NTC was awarded a lottery grant from the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech that was used to build out a high-end production studio.
April Blackwell led the charge by applying for the grant and having the vision for the new production space.
The new set-up will provide students with opportunities to learn firsthand about editing, production, live television, sound and lighting. The space will also function as a photography studio.
April believes the new studio will help students by providing hands-on experience with the latest video production technology and prepare students to enter the workforce with advanced skills. Additionally, NTC's facility will be available for rental by "sending" schools and members of the community. NTC’s Business & Industry Services Business Development clients will be able to utilize the studio to promote their small businesses, and local companies can enlist the help of video students to promote their businesses while providing the students real-life work opportunities.
Check out the press release from the Pryor Daily Times: