Career Explore Northwest

CareerExplore NW is a career exploration tool for students and job seekers to learn about career opportunities in our region, the pathways to those careers, and data to make an informed choice.

WHYY Pathways to Media Careers

WHYY’s Pathways to Media Careers is an extension of WHYY’s Youth Media programs, connecting young people with paid, part-time, work experiences with media organizations where they amplify youth voice.

PBS Reno STEM Works Digital Shorts Series

PBS Reno STEM Works digital shorts provide a fresh look at careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. They are geared towards kids 12-17 and are fun and informative for kids of all ages.

Report LA Fellowship

The KCRW Report LA Fellowship offers two full-time fellowship positions that pay a living-wage salary and benefits. The program is focused on training young journalists from diverse backgrounds.

Education Counts Michiana

Education Counts is a weekly program helping educators learn from other schools in the region, share their successes and challenges with the community, and increase support of education.

CareerExplore Northwest

CareerExplore Northwest is an educational initiative created by KSPS PBS as a workforce development solution for our viewing region. Far beyond a typical job search website, it helps students and adults discover viable career paths by providing behind-the-scenes videos and easily accessible answers to questions about in-demand jobs in the Spokane region and what it takes to get them.

Block Club Chicago’s Free West Side Resource Fair

Block Club Chicago hosted a free resource fair on the West Side, bringing together 21 community organizations to offer free food, toiletries and health screenings to residents. Our neighborhood reporter was also on hand to take story tips and meet people.

Aiding the Southern Nevada Community through COVID-19

After the governor of Nevada ordered the closure of all schools in the state, Vegas PBS immediately took action. Using the station’s capacity for digital distribution and production, Vegas PBS facilitated at-home learning with curriculum-based programming, provided critical information about COVID-19 and assisted displaced workers with our online workforce training programs.

Beacons CodeKids

Twin Cities PBS (TPT) fostered critical STEM learning in Minneapolis Beacons Afterschool Clubs by engaging students, families and educators with an important 21st-century workforce skill: computer science and coding. To add to the fun, TPT invited kids’ favorite PBS KIDS characters to learn along by using the innovative Scratch Jr coding program.

Student Reporting Labs Homegrown Fellowship

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs supports high school journalists in the DC/Maryland/Virginia Metro Area through our Homegrown Fellowship. Over six months, students received professional training from video journalists, and by producing broadcast-worthy video news segments, students acquired and honed skills in writing, video production and editing.

BenitoLink’s Inclusion X Project

BenitoLink is a hyperlocal nonprofit news organization launched by two young Latinx staff members with support from a local United Way grant. It is working to expand the voice of the Latino community in the region by making sure its news coverage reflects the local demographics, and developing a youth program that teaches journalism and work skills.

WBGO Media Fellows

WBGO Media Fellows is a paid fellowship program that opens the door for a public broadcasting employment experience members of our local community. Each year, two students from Newark are given a “hands on” opportunity to be mentored by our station news team and our Jazz Night in America production team for 8 weeks during the summer. Fellows learn first hand everything from pro tools to podcasting, meeting etiquette to interviewing techniques. They have real time deliverables and are paid a realistic working wage.

Veterans Coming Home: Finding What Works

KSFR partnered with the New Mexico Department of Veteran Services, Santa Fe Community College Veteran’s Resource Center, Santa Fe Vet Center, Horses for Heroes-Cowboy Up! and veterans groups to report on post 9-11 veterans’ re-entry into civilian life. The station helped organize a job fair for veterans that included screening the stories, speakers and entertainment for the veterans and their families. This project was supported with funds from CPB.

Future Jobs: Growing Our Region’s Workforce

The Future Jobs initiative explores the careers that are trending now and will be in the near future in Western Pennsylvania, not just in urban areas, but in the suburbs and in rural communities. This multi-platform project aims to deliver information to the public when they need it, notably to middle school students and their teachers.

Say Something! Youth Voices

Public Media Network (PMN) is a Public, Education, and Government (PEG) media arts organization founded to serve five Michigan towns. Say Something! Youth Voices provides young residents access to training, equipment loans, media production facilities, programming distribution, and vocational instruction in media production to local high schools. PMN also operates WKDS 89.9 FM, a 100-watt FM non-commercial/educational radio station licensed to the Kalamazoo Public Schools.

PBS Charlotte 3-D Project: Dreamers, Doers, Destiny (2018 Finalist)

Via a four-year community engagement campaign that began in fall 2017, WTVI PBS Charlotte partnered with local workforce-related organizations to roll out a three-part media project (Dreamers, Doers, Destiny) designed to empower youth to capitalize on their dreams. The target goal is to engage with and help educate 600 local public high school students in career pathways and leadership training, leading to education completion and lasting success in the workforce.

WBGO Media Fellowship Program

The WBGO Media Fellowship Program introduces two Newark area college students each year to a career in public media as they work with and learn from the WBGO news departments. Fellows develop critical thinking skills, technical aspects of studio production, written and oral communication skills, interviewing techniques, teamwork, and the real-world experience that employers seek. The program offers job readiness training, relevant jobs and career advice.

KidVision PreK

There was an enormous need in South Florida for preschool teacher training. So, we created an online professional development service for preschool teachers featuring virtual field trips, lesson plans, student assessments, take home pages, and vocabulary words. The program is free, except for those needing in-service hours or CEUs. We change $40.00 per Teacher Association Membership/school year. Members can earn 8 CEUs or 80 In-service hours. We have 67,311 free member registered users; 11,540 paying members.

Embedded Career and Technical Education Program

WCNY teamed with the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services) and Onondaga Community College to create a two-year Media Marketing Communications course combining high school and college coursework with hands-on learning from WCNY staff. This program (held at WCNY’s facilities) provides a career-boosting head start on the profession – students graduate with a New York State High School Regents Diploma, 18 college credits and industry certifications.