Pilot Career Pathways Training Program
Applicants receiving a credit allocation letter are required to make a financial contribution to fund a Pilot Career Pathways Training Program for individuals from underserved communities to receive training for careers in the industry.
Ensure CA has a trained workforce needed to support the entertainment industry.
Improve the preparedness for film industry-related careers.
Attract new and diverse talent.
Create a pathway which will make it easier for job seekers to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
Approved applicant’s contribution shall be 0.25% of the estimated tax credit allocation, as verified on the CAL. The contribution must be made within 10 business days after the CAL date; failure to comply with this requirement may result in revocation of tax credits. A Pilot Skills Training Program Advisory Board and the CFC oversee the program with the assistance of a non-profit agent which manages the transaction of funds and training providers.
The Pilot Skills Career Pathways Program funds collected in fiscal year 2020/2021 will provide life-skills training to individuals from underserved communities accepted through an approved training provider. Beginning fiscal year 2021/2022, the Program expects to fund approved community partners to provide hands-on training, including life and professional skills for such industry and union positions listed below.
- Apprentice Accounting / Assistant Accountants
- Apprentice Editor
- Cinematography / Camera Loader (Local 600)
- Costume Manufacturing (Local 705)
- Greens (Local 44)
- Grip / Craftservice (Local 80)
- Scenic and Graphic Arts (Local 800)
- Set Dressing / Decoration (Local 44) • Set Lighting (Local 728)
- Set Painting (Local 729)
- Sound (Local 695)
- Stagecraft (Local 33)
- Upholstery / Drapery (Local 44)
- Annual Program funded through year 2025.
- Recruitment from underserved communities through approved community partners.
- Goal to diversify and increase talent in industry.
- Train to fill entry level positions in television and film.
- Provide hands-on training by working professionals.
- Includes life skills training, such as financial literacy, networking, resume building, interview skills, computer literacy.
- Provide industry mentor(s) to students to help encourage and facilitate their careers.
- Upon completion of Program requirements, provide entry into appropriate union.