We are excited to announce a new video production program to offer Portland-area women, which will run from October 2021 to February 2022.

Thanks to the generous support of Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC), ChickTech is excited to announce a new program focused on technical and editing skills for video production. We are thrilled to bring these skills to a cohort of 25 community members at no cost and to provide additional career-relevant skills such as virtual collaboration, project management, and more.   You will learn technical aspects of video production including equipment usage and video production/editing through our five-month-long program (consisting of virtual meetings and in-person courses hosted through Metro East in Gresham, OR). You will also work with other participants in small groups to create one- to three-minute promotional videos for ChickTech—a great asset to add to your portfolio!   Participants also receive access to a free year-long ACT-W+ membership, which includes recorded and live professional development webinars, Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and leadership training, and access to free partner events and conferences.  

Who can apply?

Participation is open to Portland-area individuals of marginalized genders with an additional focus on further underrepresented populations within the technology industry, including:
  • Black/African American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and SE Asian individuals
  • Low-income individuals
  • LGBTQIA2S+ individuals

What are the requirements?

  • Attending in-person videography training sessions starting in October/November 2021 (trainings will be located in Gresham, OR; additional dates/times will be discussed to ensure participants can attend)
  • Producing a three to five minute ChickTech promotional/education video within a team of 4-5 individuals within the cohort by the end of the program
  • Completing pre- and post-program surveys to provide feedback and help ChickTech determine the success of the program
This is an opportunity with lots of room for creativity and the opportunity to get your name on published video work for a non-profit organization! Ideal candidates will have some or all of the following skills and experience:
  • Desire to learn and gain experience in shooting and editing video and audio
  • Solid collaboration abilities and communication skills
  • Creative storyteller, experienced in working effectively with diverse populations
  • Good at time management and meeting committed deadlines
  • A commitment to fostering and growing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the Portland technical community

Apply to our program by October 15, 2021:

  * Please visit chicktech.org/covid to see the latest information about how we’ve adjusted our programming to keep our community members, volunteers, and staff safe.  

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