By MAI HOANG
AAP staff writer
ST. PAUL — Asian Community Media Institute and its Asian Community Technology Center (ACTC) have launch a special media training program.
The second training project is supported by the Broadband Access Project (BAP) of the University of Minnesota. This is a special training program tailored to low income minority adults to help them to understand the operations of media.
“There is a great demand for minorities to learn media,” said Nghi Huynh, president, Asian Community Media Institute. “We are working to gather more sources of support for this kind of training.”
The training program started on Oct. 6, 2012 and runs through Dec 8, 2012. Participating students will use the ACTC computer lab to learn media. First, students must learn the basic computer skills in four weeks, then learn four media fields including print, web, radio and television. The program also offers a field trip to visit local media outlets and a graduation ceremony.
There are 12 students for this program, and all are excited about the curriculum of the program.
ACTC’s main activity is computer training, and the ACTC currently is member of Public Computer Centers of BAP project, collaborative of the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium and 11 Public Computer Centers included in Federal grant 27-42-B10003.
For information and to register for future classes contact Nghi Huynh at 651-224-0242 or email [email protected]