Partnering with The Loop Lab
FAIRFAX, VA – April 2, 2019 – The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has partnered with The Loop Lab to support the organization’s mission of empowering underserved youth with professional skills for today’s audiovisual industry jobs.
Located in the Port neighborhood of Cambridge, Mass., The Loop Lab provides young people with the tools to express themselves creatively while giving them
Through the partnership with the AVIXA Foundation, Loop Lab students will learn about the AV industry while studying fundamental skills through courses like AVIXA’s Essentials of AV Technology. In addition, students will have the opportunity to attend the annual InfoComm U.S. trade show, take courses and workshops at the event, and network with potential industry employers.
“Our partnership with the AVIXA Foundation will prove invaluable to our students,” said Christopher Hope, Founder of The Loop Lab. “The City of Cambridge is at a critical moment in its evolution, and many of its youth are without the resources to fully explore the opportunities all around them. AVIXA’s community, curriculum, and industry intelligence will help these young people to find and exercise their true potential in the AV industry.”
“Partnering with the Loop Lab is a natural fit for us,” said Joseph Valerio, Program Director for the AVIXA Foundation. “The organization’s focus on elevating the lives of Cambridge youth through technical training and job preparation aligns perfectly with our mission. One of the Foundation’s key goals is to increase awareness of AV as a dynamic, viable career path. This collaboration helps us bolster a growing pipeline of students from the region entering the AV workforce.”
The Loop Lab recently partnered with the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT), a current education partner of the AVIXA Foundation. The agreement with BFIT solidified opportunities for Loop Lab students to receive college credit at BFIT for program completion at The Loop Lab. For their final assignments, Loop Lab students collaborate with employees at Amazon Audible on podcasts and videos to be used internally at Audible. There is also a student showcase at PRX Podcast Garage, a community space dedicated to the craft of audio storytelling