It is clear from his nickname from childhood, ‘Joseph Spielberg,’ that 17 year-old Joe Weil knows a thing or two about making movies.
When Weil was in 6th grade, his passion for movies manifested itself as he and some friends from school attempted to make a short film, “Tucker’s Ten,” a spoof of “Ocean’s Eleven.” Although the group had little patience to carry out the project, Joe did not give up on his interest.
The Broadcasters Mentoring Group is a hands-on, learn-by-doing broadcasting school that utilizes working broadcasters to train students in local radio stations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
BMGs mentor-apprentice model provides students real life exposure and experience to the broadcasting industry from day one. Students choose training days, times and local radio stations in which to train. They also choose which format to train in, whether that be as a radio DJ, talk show host, newscaster or sportscaster.
This will be my fourth National SkillsUSA conference that I will be attending in June, and I am just as excited about going this year, as I was 4 years ago. Since joining the teaching staff at the Frederick County Career and Technology Center, I have been introduced to many different organizations, but there is nothing like the SkillsUSA student organization. SkillsUSA allows students, teachers, and the community to comes together and prepare students to make an impact on the workforce of today.
Doing an on-camera interview has always been a dream of mine. That is why I am a Communications / Journalism major at Oakland University, in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Until recently I had just been doing things behind the scenes, as in camera, audio, teleprompter, VTR, CG, and Technical Directing. Even though it is my dream, the thought of getting up in front of the camera had always made me nervous. That all changed recently when I was involved with School Video News at the MACUL conference in downtown Detroit.