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Employable Skills Program

The Employable Skills Program is for young adults ages 17 and up.  It 

is a 3 semester program that can be repeated as often as wanted.  It will empower adults with ASD and other developmental disabilities to develop the skills necessary for employment in the film/media entertainment industry. Using film and digital technology, participants will learn the art of filmmaking by working on a professional short film in both the studio and on-location environments. Information is conveyed in an "edutainment" format, meaning that learning is very hands-on and interactive.

Participants in our Employable Skills Program learn lighting techniques, camera skills, set design, directing, acting, script writing, editing, team work, collaboration, communication skills, punctuality, personal hygiene, work place social skills, conflict management and more.  Participants learn the technical and soft skills through hands-on experiences focused on gaining entry level employment in the film/video industry.

The goals of the employable skills program are that students will;

  • Gain a working knowledge of the physical production of a film.
  • Understand the concept of script writing, digital video camera/editing, and lighting equipment.
  • Develop social skills and understanding through acting and role playing exercises.
  • Be able to use the skills they learn in micro-enterprising ventures.
  • Learn basic fundamentals of graphic design/advertising strategies for marketing a featured film.
  • The employable skills taught by experts include
  • Lighting/Camera - Students learn the basics of lighting/camera equipment used in basic film techniques.
  • Acting/Writing - Students will be introduced to script writing/development along with elements of storytelling; including plot, character development, conflict and resolution.
  • Editing - Students will learn how a film is assembled in the editing room, how to fine tune the rough cut, the score, the titles, and any special effects.
  • Producing - Students will learn how to produce a film as they are taught basic administrative duties. Producing will teach participants team work, collaboration, to be respectful, attention to detail, and time & money management.

All films and program creations will be included in participants portfolio and will showcase in the Annual Red Carpet Event in September at the Bartell Theater.

Saturdays, 10am - 3pm

Fall Session - September 10 - November 19, 2016

Winter Session - January 7 - April 1, 2017

Spring Session - April 8 - June 24, 2017

Cost:  $275/session (That's only $5/hour of class time.)

Register Online or call: 608-577-5733.

Class sizes are limited so register early.  Registration will close 10 days prior to the session or when filled.  If you are looking for a weekday program check out our full and part-time training programs or contact us for other vocational training and supported employment/self-employment options.  We can individualize a program that meets your needs.