CINEMA is an exciting transformative workforce development initiative that will train and provide new opportunities to 18-24-year-olds who are disconnected from work and/or education to obtain entry-level jobs in Information Communications Technology (ICT) fields (e,g, digital media production, film/TV production).
The program model leverages strategic partnerships with metro-Atlanta film, media and entertainment industry businesses, non-profit organizations, universities, and corporate partners to create a clear and supportive pathway for opportunity youth (18-24-year-olds who are disconnected from work and/or education) from their current situation into stable, entry-level positions that pay a living wage.
The program provides participants with training related to a range of industry-related technical skills, soft skills and film, media, and entertainment skills.
The program will provide the film and media industry with a cadre of well-trained and high-quality professionals positioned to support entry-level technical positions in the industry.
Furthermore, because technical skills and knowledge bases are in demand in and transferable to a variety of other fields (e.g. marketing, communications, real estate development), the program will also address personnel gaps in these markets and contribute to the overall strength of the Georgia labor market.
The CINEMA Project is led by the Crim Center in affiliation with the Atlanta Film Society (AFS) and Georgia State’s Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII).
The project is sponsored by a grant from JP Morgan Chase.
For more information about CINEMA email the Crim Center at [email protected].
The Atlanta Film Society, the Creative Media Industries Institute and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are affiliates with the Crim Center on the CINEMA Project.
This project is designed for 18-24-year-olds who are disconnected from work and/or education, passionate about starting a career in the media technology industry and committed to learning new skills. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and a Georgia driver’s license or state-issued ID.