Our trainees from Fresh 92.7 have been working hard in their CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media Traineeship and we wanted to share their progress.
They’ve been working full-time at Fresh while also having weekly training sessions with a CMTO trainer for their Certificate III.
One of the trainees, Jake, has even progressed from his role at Fresh 92.7 and will now be the mornings announcer at The Riverina’s Hit 93.1. We’re so glad to see the traineeship have such positive employment outcomes.
CMTO’s Anita Michalski, the trainer of this cohort, asked the trainees some questions about their experience with the traineeship so far.
What have you learnt from the course so far?
Alex: “Honestly I'd say it has been learning how to learn and going through techniques on how to tackle problems at a station! I'm excited to dig into some of the more intense radio specific elements of the course in the coming months.”
Jake: “So far I’ve really enjoyed having a space in which to talk all things radio, as a radio nerd it’s great to work with like minded people. As well as becoming more aware of the benefits and importance of social media in the radio landscape and have also enjoyed the critical thinking module. Learning how to better manage scenarios and situations around the station.”
What do you like most about the traineeship so far, and why?
Jake: “I've enjoyed being able to learn and grow as an individual in the radio industry. There are parts of this course which beforehand were foreign to me and now I feel like I’m becoming more well rounded in many areas of the industry.
Alex: Being in a clearly structured environment and just absorbing all the info in the course.”
What makes the training approach at cmto unique?
Alex: “It's the feeling of being heavily involved in the class, that the teacher knows you and wants to encourage your growth in the course.”
Jake: “Training in a small group allows me to feel more included, ask more questions and learn better. Having the time to openly discuss what we are working on allows me to retain all the incredible knowledge that’s being dished up.”
We wish both trainees all the best for the rest of their traineeship and their careers in radio!