Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Skillset Millennium Award Winners start training

News Image
Nineteen individuals from ethnic minority communities have received funding to develop their media skills in projects that will benefit their local communities.
The projects include a video documentary about interior design in African and African-Caribbean Communities in Britain, a radio documentary highlighting the many types of arranged marriage in the Asian community, and a website that promotes sexual health to young people. The grants have been awarded by the Skillset Millennium Awards Scheme, which has received funding from the National Lottery via the Millennium Commission.
The three year scheme will provide an opportunity for up to 40 individuals a year to receive funding to develop their project after receiving training from BBC Training and Development in either professional journalism, radio journalism and production, digital video camera and film, or multimedia production. All the award winners will attend a Training the Trainer course designed to equip them to pass on the skills they have learned to their wider communities. The initiative is being delivered on a revolving UK-wide basis with the programme starting in 2001 with London, the South East and East of England. Later this year the scheme will be rolled out to cover Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England and the last year (2003), Wales, the Midlands and the South West of England.
Dinah Caine, Chief Executive of Skillset (pictured), said: “I’d like to congratulate all of the 19 people who have received a Skillset/BBC Millennium Award and wish them all the best with incredibly diverse and interesting projects. The great thing about this project is that once these individuals have developed new media skills they will then be trained in how to pass them on throughout their communities. Increasing diversity within our industry is reliant upon projects such as this.”
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

ZDF Broadcast Celebrates Sportsman Of The Year Award Anniversary
Twenty years ago, German public broadcaster ZDF broadcast the Sportsman of the Year award for the first time. To mark the event's 20th anniversary, th
Ross Video Scoops Emmy Award
Ross Video is honored to be recognised as the recipient of a prestigious Emmy® Award for Technology & Engineering from the National Academy of Televis
Independent Audio Scoops Sonifex Export Distributor Of The Year Award
The Sonifex Distributor of the Year Awards are usually handed out during the IBC show in September. However, due to COVID-19 and the postponing of the
John Trautman Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater Los Angeles Award Winner
Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that John Trautman, CEO of Visual Data Media Services was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Greater Los
Instant Dialogue Cleaner Nominated For Prestigious Award
Instant Dialogue Cleaner, Audionamix's first real-time, cloudless solution that uses artificial intelligence to clean up speech, has been nominated fo
The INFiLED Group Scoops Prestigious Award
The INFiLED Group has announced that its next-generation Deep Black (DB) Series LED range has been awarded an internationally recognised iF Design Awa
NAB To Present Spirit Of Broadcasting Award
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will present the Spirit of Broadcasting Award to veteran radio industry reporter Tom Taylor during the
Jeff Bridges Announced As Recipient Of ASC's 2019 Board Of Governors Award
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced Oscar®-winner Jeff Bridges as the recipient of the organizations' 2019 Board of Governors
PFT Scoops TV Technology's 2018 Product Innovation Award
Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, has been awarded TV Technology's 2018 Product Innovation Award for its native media
Ross Video's Eric Goodmurphy Honoured With Prestigious Award
Ross Video's Eric Goodmurphy has been honoured with Future’s Industry Innovator Award, presented by TV Technology. Future's Industry Innovator Award w
Imagine's Glodina Connan-Lostanlen Scoops Acclaimed Award
Dr Glodina Connan-Lostanlen of Imagine Communications has scooped the first ever Outstanding Woman in Broadcast Award. The honour was presented by IAB
IABM Announces Annual Award Winners
IABM has announced the winners of its annual awards at the IABM Annual International Business Conference, which took place in Birmingham, on 06 and 07
J+P Scoops Prestigious Award
Just Add Power (J+P) has announced that its VBS-HDIP-3G 509POE Daisy Chain Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Receiver has been given a Product of the Year Awa
CITIC Telecom CPC Wins Industry Award
CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited has announced that it has won 'Best Cloud Services Provider' in the Readers' Choice Product Excellence Awards
ARET's New Radio OB Van Wins BroadcastPro Middle East Engineering Award
System integrator ARET, Lawo's partner in Italy, new radio OB won the 'Outstanding Innovation in OB Engineering Award' of the BroadcastPro Middle East