The First Aboriginal Broadcaster in the World from the Centre of Canada

Writer: Pamela Vernaus, APTN Communications Coordinator

Winnipeg, MB is where you will find Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s (APTN) headquarters, representing all Aboriginal cultures and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

APTN is a game changer not only on TV but also in commitments to its employees. With a team collaborating to create its environment that honours Aboriginal values and inspires a work place to benefit our community and many other people. All that and stunning architecture have put the network on the map as more than a landmark. APTN is also contributing to help shape the collective Canadian consciousness forward into the next century and beyond.

The network’s most recent top employer designation distinguishes employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs targeted toward young people, initiatives created to attract and retain younger employees include:

Post-Secondary Partnership: Internship program for students studying Audio Sound and Media Production at Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts in Winnipeg, MB.

Industry Collaboration: Up to four interns accepted per year dedicated to reporting on Indigenous content through a partnership with Journalists for Human Rights.

Apprenticeships and Work Experiences: Unpaid apprenticeship and work experience programs for high school and post-secondary students of Aboriginal descent.

APTN Scholarships: Open to First Nation, Inuit and Métis students in a post-secondary program leading to full-time employment in a television or filmmaking career.

APTN also continues to maintain its status as one of Canada’s Top Employers for five years in the running along with Manitoba’s Top employer for nine consecutive years.

For more information and possible opportunities at APTN, visit aptn.ca/careers.

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