The Loop Lab

Cambridge Arts Council

Funding Received: 2017
Cambridge, MA
Funding Period: 2 years and 3 months
January 31, 2019

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) has reached an agreement with the nonprofit media production workshop, The Loop Lab, to give the organization's students in Cambridge free college credit for their audio visual training programs and internships. The agreement goes into effect for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

BFIT is a small,
private, affordable, nonprofit college dedicated to meeting the Massachusetts
skills shortage by training and educating Greater Boston diverse, urban youth
for well-paying jobs in today's high demand industries, such as the audio
visual technology field, which the U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts will add more
than 17,000 new jobs by 2024. The Loop Lab is a Cambridge-based nonprofit media
production workshop specializing in digital storytelling and workforce
development to empower underserved talent in careers in the creative economy. 

"Our team here
at The Loop Lab is very excited to work with a college with a storied career in
producing quality professionals," says Christopher Hope, the group's Executive
Director "We are looking forward to offering this academic opportunity to the
young people who enter our doors. It will bring them that much closer to
closing the loop of opportunity gaps that exist in the AV Technology field." 

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