Workforce Development

Job Skills Preparation and Paid Internships

• MEA works with OUSD/Linked Learning Office and the ECCO Program (Exploring College and Career Options). As a lead agency in the Linked Learning Arts & Media Career Pathway, MEA works closely with OUSD to offer a program that provides training in employable skills, and then provides opportunities for paid internships and employment.

• The MEA program aligns the Linked Learning principles that promote a project-based curriculum that requires time management skills, the ability to meet strict deadlines, and decision-making abilities.

• In June 2014, 20 students will be offered paid internships to produce short films and promotional videos for local organizations. A sample of previous MEA clients include: The Clorox Company, the Alameda County Fair, Marcus Foster Alameda Public Health Department, Oakland Leaf, East Bay College Fund, Marcus Foster Fund, Walk to End Poverty (City of Oakland), Peralta Hacienda, Independent Sector, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson’s “Ancestry Project,” and various projects for OUSD.

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MEA Partnership with the Young Entrepreneur Program at the UC Berkeley-Haas Business School


During each semester, students participate in a six-week course taught by mentors from the Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEAH) at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Curriculum focuses on financial literacy and basic skills related to workforce placement: how to interview for a job, draft a resume and cover letter, and general communication with potential employers. Already in our short history, graduates of the MEA program have entered college media programs and been offered paid internships by media firms such as Pandora Internet Radio.