Black Youth! Pathway 2 Industry: Digital Media Training, Networking & Mentorship
Components: Tours, Training/Workshops, Job Opportunities, Networking, Special Projects
BLACK YOUTH! PATHWAY 2 INDUSTRY
A three-year initiative supported by the Ministry of Child and Youth Services that aims to support Black youth to attain opportunities in the digital media, film and television industry. The program is providing the essential soft interpersonal and technical skills that will assist them in finding work in this sector and pursue their goals.
The youth are post-secondary educated, 18 to 26 years old who have studied film, video, digital media, performance arts and research. The program supports and scaffolds their introduction to Canada’s digital media, film and television industry through a variety of ways. Including organizational tours, workshops lead by high-level industry leaders, career counseling, networking support for freelancers and job training and placement with independent productions. Our goal in is to provide a pathway for these youth into the film unions. We would like to provide mentoring opportunity and on-site observational learning and training with department heads. At the the end of the process they would have gained the required hours and necessary skills to join the union as a certified member. Program partners include Goldelox Productions, Mattru Media, Hungry Eyes Media, TIFF, VTAPE, NABET, Toronto Public Library and the Regent Park Film Festival and Live it to Learn it.
WHAT WE OFFER
BYP2I program delivers 3 areas of development: Programing, Technical Training and Job Opportunities.
BYP2I Program offers:
Job placements for recent graduates looking for gainful employment in the film and television industry
Increase youths’ understanding of digital media / film and television industry knowledge through technical training and hands-on workshops
Engage youth through mentorship within the black community in the film, television and supporting industries
Place youth on unionized crews to learn about available industry job
Deliver training hours required for youth to become unionized members in film and TV departments
The Answers You Need
HOW DO I BECOME A BYP2I PARTICIPANT?
To become a BYP2I participant youth from the ages 18-26 must submit an application via the link on our website. Qualified submissions will then be contacted for an interview to finalize the selection process.
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO APPLY?
Qualifications for the BYP2I program include
To qualify for the BYP2I program you must be a Black youth between the ages of 18-26, residing in Ontario who has graduated from a post-secondary institution.
WHERE IS THE PROGRAM & HOW LONG IS IT?
The program is run of out Goldelox Production Studios - located downtown toronto at 99 Sudbury Ave.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The program is fully funded by the Ministry of Ontario and is free for all participants.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF BEING A BYP2I PARTICIPANT?
Participants of the BYP2I program will gain certified technical training, industry job opportunities and a growing network of canadian film and television professionals.