The California Department of Education’s Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) Workforce Training Initiative aims to support the need for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the entertainment industry. By connecting public high school career technical education programs to youth apprenticeships and career training opportunities in the entertainment industry, studios and hiring entities can help provide access for young people from under-resourced communities. AME Grant Programs will serve as pilot sites for this initiative. The AME Workforce Training Initiative will focus on serving Title I schools, schools serving under-resourced communities, and Juvenile Court and Community School programs.
To establish an arts, media and entertainment workforce training and registered youth apprenticeship program that provides early career awareness, exploration, preparation and training opportunities for youth (ages 16-24) in partnership with mentors, hiring entities, and career technical education (CTE) teachers.
PHASE I High School CTE program (2-3 years) 16-18
PHASE 2 Post-High School CTE program (1-2 years) 18-24
PHASE 3 – Job placement and full time hire
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