INTO A REWARDING CAREER!
1) Getting to Know
Your completed application starts us on the road to learning about you as a person — who you
are and what you want from your career.
Within two days, we'll
give you a call, to discuss your interests and goals, and any preference you may have about where you would like to train. It's also your chance to
learn more about us at ZDT, and the apprenticeship system. Please ask as
many questions as you like — we want you to feel comfortable!
If you and your ZDT
Entertainment Network admissions representative agree that you're ready move forward, we'll begin the placement process.
2) Selecting Your Training
Some aspiring apprentices have a good idea of where they'd
like to train (if you don't, no need to worry; we're here to advise you).
Because ZDT is so well-connected in the Recording, Broadcasting, and
Film/Video industry, it's quite possible that we can put you into the studio
or station you request. However, remember that we're looking at the whole picture, and are considering
factors of which you may be unaware.These factors may include
employment prospects at that facility, the mentor's track record of
students placed in the area, or even the growth potential down the
Both ZDT and your
admissions representative has your future and our reputation at heart while selecting your location and setting up your
interview. Part of our goal is
working to determine the best long-term prospect for
3) Meeting the
you probably realize, this process doesn't take place instantaneously. We
spend time finding the right mentor for you, and the mentor needs some
time to prepare for taking you on as an apprentice. It will probably be a
couple of weeks before your initial interview is scheduled.
Now it's time for your interview with the person who could
become your mentor. You actually go to the selected location, and will
usually have the opportunity to tour and get a sense of the place.
You and your
mentor will discuss a number of things, including the scheduling of your
training sessions, what aspirations you have for your career, and any
other subjects that come up. Bascially, you both are there to determine if
the two of you seem like a "good match."
4) The Last
Once you've met your mentor, your ZDT representative will contact
you to see how it went. We also have the same discussion with the mentor.
Ultimately, it is up to the mentor whether or not you can enter the
program at that location.
Why does the mentor get to make this determination? Remember,
it's an important decision for them: By accepting you, they're letting you
into their private workplace. It's critical that they feel comfortable
with you, and confident that the two of you will be able to work together
your mentor gives you the "thumbs up," it means they believe you have the
potential to become a professional in their industry. Further, they agree
to "take you under their wing," by tutoring, guiding, and advising you.
Eventually, they may hire you, or recommend you to their colleagues.
Congratulations! You're primed for success.
(Should the mentor not
accept you, it's possible that the problem may be solved by pairng
you with a different facility/mentor. If that's the case, we'll try to set
up another interview for you.)
5) Beginning Your
Now is when you send in your ZDT Agreement, along with your
tuition fee. Once those have been received at our offices, we'll mail you
and your mentor all of the course materials. You are on your way!