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Post Production Engineering Apprenticeship Program

Introducing Key Code Education’s brand-new Post Production Engineering Apprenticeship Program! This exciting opportunity has been developed with our parent company Key Code Media, a national media company specializing in designing, installing, integrating, and supporting audiovisual and advanced media systems.

The Media and Entertainment industry has always been on the cutting edge of new technology, constantly striving to achieve new visual enhancements and storytelling methods. Behind each of those blockbuster films and hit series are engineers tying all that technology together. Celluloid film evolved to digital and movie theaters to streaming… workflows have become more complex and the individuals who understand how it all works are, and will always be, in high demand.

Key Code Education has long been positioned as the premier engineering school in North America for post-production, offering more certifications than any other educational institute. What sets our program apart is the comprehensive curriculum that covers all aspects of post-production engineering. From understanding the intricacies of audio and video editing software to mastering the world of networking and shared storage, our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way.

Alongside our operational and creative courseware, students have access to additional benefits to get their start in the industry. Not only will you gain hands-on experience in a real-world setting, but you will also have the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals who are at the forefront of technology. This invaluable exposure will not only enhance your technical skills but also give you a unique insight into the latest trends and advancements in the field as they develop.

We understand that learning is a journey, which is why our program is structured to provide a supportive and nurturing environment. Our dedicated mentors will be there to answer your questions, provide feedback, and help you overcome any challenges you may encounter. We believe in your potential and are committed to helping you succeed – that’s why we built this program!

The Post Production Engineering Apprenticeship Program leverages both Key Code Media’s and Key Code Education’s unique ability to offer training, certifications, and job opportunities in the industry. Individuals who are accepted into the program will not only receive the technical and operational skills to land the job, but the soft skills it takes to succeed and flourish for years to come.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you receive a recognized certification that will open doors to exciting career opportunities in the media industry. Whether you aspire to work in film, television, advertising, or any other media-related field, our apprenticeship program will equip you with the skills and confidence to make your mark and craft lasting success.

Apply now and embark on a journey of growth, learning, and endless possibilities. Together, let’s shape the future of post-production engineering!

Ready to build your future?

Key Code Education is now interviewing candidates for our Post Production Engineering Apprenticeship: a 2,000-hour paid apprenticeship that includes certifications, mentorship, on-the-job training, job placement, and over $25,000 in training.

The Post Production Engineering Apprenticeship Program is comprised of 2,000 hours – all laser-focused on valuable skills training, on-the-job learning, and one-on-one mentorship. All in all, the apprenticeship consists of over $25,000 in KCE courses and programs, but approved applicants will actually be paid to learn! Apprentices start at $18.71 per hour and move up to $21 per hour by the end of the program.

Candidates should have a passion for the creative process and a love for that technical tools that make it possible. Film or engineering experience is not required; instead, we ask for your ability to work with others, listen intently, follow instructions, and enjoy building computers and working with software.

Candidates should be available to work up to 30 hours per week, though there will be an initial training period before the on-the-job training begins. 

Skills and experience you’ll need:

  • Basic understanding of computers
  • Experiences using computers (macOS and Windows)
  • Valid drivers license
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds
  • Ability to get to and from Burbank, CA

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experiences with Avid, Adobe, or Blackmagic products
  • Experience using cameras
  • Experience with networking
  • Experience with wiring

The Post Production Engineering Apprenticeship Program includes practical exercises to prepare an individual for the reality of working in the field. These include:

  • OS & Software Installing | Integration
  • Imaging Software
  • Virtual Machines & Remoting

The combined decades of experience of Key Code Education’s engineering and executive team will play a large role in guiding students’ toward success. This will include:

  • Mentoring with Key Code Education’s Chief Academic Officer
  • Interview with the President of Key Code Media
  • One-on-One with Key Code Media’s Senior Engineering Team

Key Code Media employs dozens of engineers in the Los Angeles area and across the country. Individuals in the Apprenticeship Program will spend eight weeks with Key Code Media engineers assisting in projects and learning new systems.

A strong need for qualified engineers is currently surging in the media industry with no signs of stopping and Key Code Education will work with each individual to place them in the best job position to match their skill. Partnering with facilities around the Southern California region and leveraging Key Code Media’s constant need for available engineers, our Job Placement has hit 100% over the last two years.

From vendors such as Adobe, Avid Technology, and Blackmagic Design, students will walk away with five industry-recognized certifications beyond apprenticeship and job placement.