Programs
CATEGORIES
SEASONS
Performing Arts
Acting - Pittsburgh Public Theater
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office. Lab fee of $63.00 for theater tickets made payable to Pittsburgh Public Theater is due at the first session.

Students will participate in monologue and scene work covering the basics of character development, objectives, sub text and stage movement. Students will also interact with PPT theater professionals gaining an understanding of the many skills and tasks necessary for theater productions. Students attend five student matinees. All sessions are from 9:00am until 2:00pm.

There is an additional cost of $63.00 for this program.
Communications
Advertising/Public Relations - Point Park University
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Professionals will present the realities of advertising and public relations to students with an interest in the field and/or skills in journalism and related professions. A bit of history and discussion on the current practice will lead to some analysis of cases (successful and unsuccessful). Students will work on a campaign or a series of programs to provide advertising and public relations assistance to "a client of their choosing."

All sessions will meet on Fridays from 8:30-11:00 a.m. in 603 Academic Hall – Point Park University Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Students should take advantage of the internet to visit links to local communications organizations. Look especially to the American Marketing Association, International Association of Business Communicators and the Pittsburgh Chapters of American Advertising Federation and Public Relations Society of America.

Student Learning Objectives:
1. Develop an understanding of the realities of advertising and public relations, including integrated communications, with an emphasis on employment opportunities and higher education requirements.
2. Give students an opportunity to test/demonstrate their individual skills in advertising/PR and related professions.
3. Gain career guidance for future study and employment, mentoring, internships etc.

Content:

A bit of history and discussion on the current practice will lead to some analysis of cases (successful and unsuccessful) in both advertising and public relations, and the newer field of integrated marketing communications. Students will analyze effective and award-winning advertising campaigns, publicity programs, crisis situations, brand identity, target marketing, communications research and other topics related to the field.

Students will develop advertising and public relations materials for their own choice of organizations or products throughout the course. Students will team up in classes to create ads for products, institutions, brands, advocacy campaigns etc.

Jan. 19 Meet and greet. Define communications as a process. Discuss various elements of journalism. Discuss contemporary advertising/PR practice. Survey career aspirations.

Feb. 2 Discuss the concept of organizations defining their mission and vision as they relate to strategic planning, and how communications is an integral part of that process. Discuss the role of marketing (research and planning) in defining how products and services are valued, priced, distributed and promoted. Study and discuss the advertising strategy of defining product value, target markets' needs and wants, communications media mix and creative message strategy. Define complete communications campaign programming using the ROPE process (Research, Objectives, Programming and Evaluation). Continue discussions of advertising and PR with emphasis on research and targeting. Produce communications materials.

Feb 16 Integrated and converged media in today’s world. Informing and entertaining today’s media consumer. Campaign management with emphasis on setting objectives and creating the plan. Continue discussions of advertising/PR with emphasis on the tools of communication, value of media, repetition of messages, reinforcement of media and messages etc. Selected case studies. Produce communications materials.

March 2 The Media Today – How the media in our society have evolved into a fast-paced world of instant information and converged methods of delivery.
March 16 Potential off-site project. Discuss storytelling, the creative process, types of creative themes, interview skills, brainstorming, role of art direction, copy etc. Review creative approaches. Produce public service communications materials.

March 30 Final Class Interactive/hands-on project. Discuss campaigns. Review the interaction of advertising and PR. Produce communications materials. Continue campaign discussions. Review successful Ad/PR campaigns. Discuss individual career aspirations, education. Produce communications materials.

Students should note that these are suggested topics and any topic in the area of public relations, advertising or promotions may be included in discussions. There will be opportunities if needed for guests to visit classes to discuss individual career interests.

Robert O’Gara bio:
Bob is a professor, teaching the advertising, marketing communication and public relations courses in the Point Park University School of Communication, Pittsburgh. Bob has taught at Point Park University as an adjunct since 1982 and full-time since 1992.

Bob is a graduate of Duquesne University with a master's degree in Liberal Studies, Utica College of Syracuse University and Mohawk Valley Technical. He worked in various advertising and promotion posts for the Utica Observer Dispatch and the Syracuse Post-Standard and was trained and served as a photographer in the New York and Pennsylvania Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force.

Moving to Pittsburgh in 1967, Bob first worked as Assistant Manager of Public Relations for Pittsburgh Corning Corp. (subsidiary of PPG and Corning Glass). In 1969, Bob joined Koppers Company, Inc. (a FORTUNE 200 company) holding positions with gradually increasing responsibility in corporate and integrated marketing communications. He served as Director of the Koppers Company Foundation, public affairs, community partnerships, executive communications and media training. After the Koppers takeover Bob briefly headed corporate communications for PNC Financial Corp as senior vice president, Corporate and Public Affairs.

Bob started a communications consulting practice (advertising, public relations, and corporate writing) in 1990. Clients included Koppers and former units of that company as well as assignments for PPG Industries, Ketchum, Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, United Way and the University of Pittsburgh. That practice continued for about 10 years.
Courses Bob teaches and supervises include advertising, mass media studies and public relations with subjects ranging from strategic planning for integrated marketing communications, to cause marketing, to crisis communications. Under Bob’s direction Point Park University students are active participants in the National Student Advertising Competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, regarded as the highest professional development experience for future professionals in integrated marketing communications. He has taught undergraduate and graduate school and conducted professional development and mentoring with communications practitioners. He advises the Point Park student chapters of Public Relations Student Society of America and American Advertising Federation.
Visual Arts
Animation - Fall Session - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Total Costs: Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Signature Page is mailed to our office. A $100.00 lab fee payable to Pittsburgh Filmmakers is due at the first session.

This course will explore various animation techniques. In class screening will provide students with an understanding of the art and science of animation. Participants will work individually and in groups to create animation projects utilizing different methods. Sessions are held at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

There is an additional cost of $100.00 for this program.
Visual Arts
Animation - Spring Session - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Total Costs: Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Signature Page is mailed to our office. A $100.00 lab fee payable to Pittsburgh Filmmakers is due at the first session.

This course will explore various animation techniques. In class screening will provide students with an understanding of the art and science of animation. Participants will work individually and in groups to create animation projects utilizing different methods. Sessions are held at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

There is an additional cost of $100.00 for this program.
Visual Arts
Architecture - Allegheny Intermediate Unit, CMU, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office. Lab fee of $35.00 is due at the first session. The lab fee covers the costs of a journal, pens, and drawing paper that will be given to each student, a "T" ticket, and Station Square parking pass. Bring a check in that amount payable to the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.

Participating in these five sessions will help you determine if you are interested in becoming an architect, urban planner, and/or historic preservationist. After learning about the key goals in architecture and building a geodesic dome out of newspaper, Apprentices will visit a vacant lot in Homestead and tour several blocks of East Eighth Avenue. After learning about the design process, Apprentices will draft plans, sections, and elevations showing his/her vision for the vacant lot. During a visit to Carnegie Mellon University, students from the School of Architecture will give advice so each Apprentice can further improve his/her ideas. During a visit to Station Square, professional architects will give advice so each Apprentice can refine his/her ideas and drawings. During the final session, each student will present his/her solution for the vacant lot and members of the Homestead community and architects will offer their critique. The five sessions give Apprentices the chance to experience what it is like to be an architect––and the chance to explore Homestead, CMU, Station Square, and downtown Pittsburgh.

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2017 schedule:

September 20 - Allegheny Intermediate Unit, IMS Room
October 4 - Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Rogers Room
October TBD - Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts
November 15 - Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
December 7 - Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Rogers Room

There will be a 40 minute lunch break at each session. Bring a bag lunch or money to buy lunch. All sessions take place from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.


Instructors' Bios: Louise Sturgess, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, has been involved in creating and teaching educational programs building a knowledge of architecture and historic preservation since 1982. Her knowledge of the Pittsburgh region and connections with architects and universities enables her to involve guest instructors with each class. Professional architects will teach students about the design process and help critique their work. James Washabaugh, a preconstruction manager at Michael Baker Jr. Inc., co-teaches the Architecture Apprenticeship. He recently spent 16 months deployed with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he oversaw the construction of over 500 construction projects worth more than $4 billion in northern Afghanistan.

There is an additional cost of $35.00 for this program.
Visual Arts
Associated Artists – Art Careers (VACOP) - Various Artists’ Studios
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

The Visual Arts Career Orientation Program, presented by the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, is a pre-professional experience that provides high school students with an opportunity to work with practicing Pittsburgh-based artists. Students will tour studio spaces, learn new techniques from teaching artists, and hear about different career paths in the arts. Experiences may include tours of local universities, community art spaces, and cultural institutions. Students will experiment with a wide range of processes and media that artists are exploring today.

VACOP sessions occur 10am-2pm on the third Friday of each month, with a winter break December-January. Each session will be in a different location, with a different Pittsburgh-based artist.

2017-2018 VACOP Schedule
• Friday, September 15, 2017
• Friday, October 20, 2017
• Friday, November 17, 2017
--Winter Break—
• Friday, February 16, 2018
• Friday, March 16, 2018
• Friday, April 20, 2018

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) is an artist-run organization with over 500 artist members living within a 150 mile radius of Pittsburgh; and representing the full range of visual arts talent, from traditional painting and sculpture to installation and new media. AAP is one of the most esteemed artist-member organizations in the country, having produced a major museum exhibition of members’ work every year for 102 years.
Science and Technology
Astronomy - Carnegie Science Center
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

This is a descriptive introduction to Astronomy. Many topics of study include: the celestial sphere, and the night sky, gravity and the dynamics of celestial bodies, telescopes and the nature of light, our moon, the planets and the sun, stars and their final outcome (white dwarfs, supernovae, pulsars and black holes) the milky way and other galaxies, the origins and fate of our universe and other solar systems. This program will include: development of a broad overview of current astronomical theory, familiarization with basic astronomical research techniques through participation in classroom exercises and discussions and demonstrations and interactions in a live digital planetarium environment.

The program will take place from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm.


Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Students will need to enter the Science Center at the Ground Floor Group Service entrance.


Instructor Bio: Dan Malerbo is the Program Development Coordinator for the Buhl Planetarium and he is also a staff educator at Carnegie Science Center where he has presented astronomy classes and workshops for educators, students and families for the past 25 years. He also teaches Introductory Astronomy at the Community College Of Allegheny County. Dan also is an educator with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Solar System Educator and Ambassador Program. He has written and co-written some of the Buhl’s most popular planetarium shows and currently write a weekly “Stargazing” and science column for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
General Studies
Avian Care & Training - National Aviary
This program is full and no longer accepting applications.

Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will have the opportunity to experience the zoological field by working with the trainers at the National Aviary. Students will go behind the scenes and assist with many aspects of animal care, including: feeding, cleaning, enrichment, and training.

Instructor Bio: Caitlin Stone has been an educator at the National Aviary since 2007 and was fortunate enough to participate in several AIU apprenticeships while attending North Allegheny High School. She enjoys being able to provide similar experiences for students through this program.

All classes take place on Wednesdays from 10:00am until Noon at the National Aviary, 700 Arch Street, Pgh, PA 15212.
Communications
Broadcast Journalism - Point Park University
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will explore broadcast journalism as a career opportunity. Students will be provided with an overview of broadcast journalism by Point Park faculty, and they will also meet broadcast professionals. Visits are planned to a TV station and possibly a radio station. Students will get an opportunity to know and experience what it will take to be on air talent or work behind the scenes as a writer, producer, director, and multimedia journalist.

All sessions will meet on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in Room 608 Academic Hall, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

DATE ACTIVITIES
Session 1 – Jan. 19 - (8:30-10:30am) Introduction / Multimedia Journalism skills

Session 2 – Feb. 2 - (8:30-10:30am) On-Camera Reporting Skills // Standing/Live Shots // Reporting from the News Desk w/teleprompter //// Note-taking and reporting skills

Session 3 – Feb. 16 - (8:30-10:30am) Shooting video // Understanding sequences and visual storytelling.

Session 4 – Mar 2- (8:30-10:30am) Interviewing Skills: Sit-down interviews and Man-on-the-Street (MOS) interviews

Session 5 – Mar 16 - (8:30-10:30am) Studio show production

Session 6 – Mar 30 -(8:45-10:00 am)
WQED Tour- Entire session at WQED—4802 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 – in Oakland next to Central Catholic High School. (Parents may drop off and pick up students in the upper parking lot to the left of the WQED building.)

About the Instructor
GINA CATANZARITE - biography

Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, and educator who has worked both nationally and locally in her fields since 1987. Currently, Catanzarite operates her company, Arania Productions, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She counts 9 Emmy awards, 26 Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, 2 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards, 8 Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her many professional honors. Catanzarite writes and produces a variety of talk programs and documentaries and her
subject specialties include public affairs issues, science/health topics, education topics, and workforce development. She currently is the producer of the on-going talk show iQ:SmartParent, airing nationally on PBS; and other recent projects include the Emmy-award winning documentaries The Race to Save Pennsylvania’s Bats and Bedtime Story: The Troubling Truth About Teens & Sleep. Other documentaries for PBS include Defeating Cancer, hosted by Sharon Osbourne; and Making a Difference, hosted by Danny Glover. She also is the co-author of Lucille’s Car Clinic and Riding the AirWaves, and she is a regular contributor, judge and critic for the highly respected Parents’ Choice Foundation. Catanzarite also has been an adjunct faculty member at Point Park University in Pittsburgh since 2006, teaching a range of broadcasting writing, copywriting, and on-camera performance classes. She holds a Master’s degree for Journalism Educators from Kent State University and a B.A. in Non-Fiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh.
Performing Arts
Conducting - Heinz Hall and Duquesne University School of Music
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will be introduced to the world of the conductor. Students will observe rehearsals of the Pittsburgh Symphony at Heinz Hall and be exposed to conducting via a series of conducting exercises.

Please note: Students need to meet outside of Heinz Hall on scheduled days and enter together through Penn Avenue backstage entrance. Everyone in the group should sign in with security at the stage door. Students are to report directly to the meeting room upstairs after which they will be escorted to the rehearsal. Students should bring batons on those days.
Visual Arts
Digital Photography - Fall Session - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Signature Page is mailed to our office. A $100.00 lab fee payable to Pittsburgh Filmmakers is due at the first session.

Working with digital cameras and software such as Adobe Photoshop, students will gain an understanding of the unique capabilities of digital photography. Lectures regarding composition, lighting and manipulation of the digital image will provide a solid foundation for maximizing the capabilities of photographic digital technology. Students must provide their own camera. Sessions are held at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

There is an additional cost of $100.00 for this program.
Visual Arts
Digital Photography - Spring Session - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Signature Page is mailed to our office. A $100.00 lab fee payable to Pittsburgh Filmmakers is due at the first session.

Working with digital cameras and software such as Adobe Photoshop, students will gain an understanding of the unique capabilities of digital photography. Lectures regarding composition, lighting and manipulation of the digital image will provide a solid foundation for maximizing the capabilities of photographic digital technology. Students must provide their own camera. Sessions are held at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

There is an additional cost of $100.00 for this program.
Science and Technology
Engineering - PA Society of Professional Engineers - Various sites
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will have the opportunity to meet with professional engineers in their workplace, and gain an understanding of the similarities and differences of the many areas of engineering, i.e., civil, electrical, mechanical, etc.

The Orientation date will be in September at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in Homestead, PA.
Science and Technology
Engineering @ Carnegie Mellon University - CMU College of Engineering
This program is full and no longer accepting applications.

Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will have the opportunity to explore different areas of engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, which include civil, chemical, electrical and computer, engineering and public policy, environmental, materials science, and mechanical. Students will tour labs and see the cutting-edge technology that is being developed by faculty and students, and they will also have an opportunity to engage in hands-on experiments related to the research being done on campus.

2017 Schedule:

September 27
October 25
November 29

Time - 9:30am-2pm
Visual Arts
Filmmaking - Fall Session - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Signature Page is mailed to our office. A $100.00 lab fee payable to Pittsburgh Filmmakers is due at the first session.

Students will be exposed to various techniques and disciplines unique to the rich art form of filmmaking. Participants will view and discuss examples of different styles of films to gain an understanding of film aesthetics and visual language. Storyboarding, composition, lighting, and editing will be explored and students will plan and shoot film in class. Sessions are held at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

There is an additional cost of $100.00 for this program.
Visual Arts
Filmmaking - Spring Session - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Signature Page is mailed to our office. A $100.00 lab fee payable to Pittsburgh Filmmakers is due at the first session.

Students will be exposed to various techniques and disciplines unique to the rich art form of filmmaking. Participants will view and discuss examples of different styles of films to gain an understanding of film aesthetics and visual language. Storyboarding, composition, lighting, and editing will be explored and students will plan and shoot film in class. Sessions are held at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

There is an additional cost of $100.00 for this program.
General Studies
Flourish - Leadership Development for Girls - Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office. A $140.00 lab fee to cover a DiSC Profile and StrengthsQuest -- two renowned leadership development tools. Lab fee is payable to Inta-Great and is due at the first session.

Did you know women make up only 20% of all senior-level leaders in the United States?

That’s why Flourish is dedicated to helping 10th – 12th grade girls see themselves as leaders capable of positively influencing others and making a difference in their world.

A great way to prepare for college and beyond, Flourish will help participants: understand their unique leadership style, embrace their strengths, become media literate, communicate more effectively, develop emotional intelligence, choose R.E.A.L. relationships, identify their personal vision & values, make wise decisions, set SMART goals, and cultivate the courage to take calculated risks.

Participants will also have the opportunity to complete the DiSC Profile and StrengthsQuest – two renowned leadership development tools.

Visit http://www.blossomandflourish.org for more information or visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BlossomandFlourish.

You can also contact Valerie Faust, Director of Blossom & Flourish at vfaust@blossomandflourish.org or 610-428-5798 for more information.

2017 fall schedule:

• 10/5
• 10/19
• 11/2
• 11/16
• 11/30
• 12/14


Instructor Bio: Valerie Faust, Founder & Executive Director

Valerie is a dynamic speaker, facilitator, trainer, and mentor. She is committed to working hard and pursuing excellence.

She began her career in 2008 with a leadership training & consulting company focused on business executives and “C-Level” leaders. While there, she had the opportunity to learn from renowned leadership development professionals and develop her skills. After a few years, however, it became clear to her that she was being called to something different. Passionate about helping young women and girls develop the confidence and skills they need to be successful leaders, she founded Blossom & Flourish in October 2011. Since then, she has been privileged to share her message of empowerment and leadership with over 350 middle school and high school students around western Pennsylvania.

Valerie holds her M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College and her B.A. in Communications and Business from the University of Pittsburgh where she was also a member of the Varsity softball team and Valedictorian of Graduating Student-Athletes her senior year. She is also certified in Compression Planning, a strategic planning tool.

She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her awesome and supportive husband, Morgan, and their spoiled cats, Puma and Nike.”

There is an additional cost of $140.00 for this program.
General Studies
Future Teachers Academy - Allegheny Intermediate Unit and South Fayette School District
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

This program offers a broad-based knowledge concerning the area of education. It provides opportunities to explore the field of education from A to Z. The instructors are actively involved in education and are able to bring in guest speakers who will answer questions/concerns about choosing education as a major in college and readily filling the teacher tool box with ideas/suggestions prior to entering college. Apart from hearing from the best and finest in the field, the program engages participants in active learning both inside and outside the classroom.



Instructor Bios:

Dr. Kathy Harrington has been an educator for over 30 years, 18 years as an administrator Principal at Pine Richland Middle School, 16 years as a teacher and Dean of students for the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Currently Dr. Harrington serves as a student teacher supervisor and adjunct professor at area universities and also mentors new principals. She serves on the executive board for the Pa Schools to Watch team and is the past regional president for the Pa Middle Level Association.

She is a published author, her book " The Power of Fun " offers fun and inspiring tips for educators. Dr. Harrington has presented at numerous state and national conferences.
Communications
Graphic Design - Point Park University
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

This apprenticeship will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of graphic design. Emphasis will be placed on principles and processes of graphic design, and the visual communication of ideas. Students learn the fundamentals of page layout for magazine design. Topics will include hierarchy, grid systems, color theory and typography. Upon completion of this apprenticeship, students will have produced a series of visual communication artifacts to add to their portfolios.

Sessions are on Fridays from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. in Academic Hall at Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Dates and session descriptions to be announced.

Instructor
Robert Meyers, assistant professor of multimedia, School of Communication Point Park University. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Bowling Green State University and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Kent State University.

Robert Meyers is the owner of Robert Meyers Design, located in Pittsburgh and Las Vegas, designer/project manager for internationally renowned designer Saul Bass in Los Angeles, art director at R & R Advertising in Las Vegas He has taught graphic design courses at California University of Pennsylvania, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Akron and Indiana University South Bend.
His experiences have included being a creative director, designer, art director, manager and professor, working with as well as directing some of the most talented art directors and designers the field, owning a successful design firm, and being recognized with over 200 international, national, and regional awards and publications.
Meyers’ design students have been recognized internationally, nationally, and regionally with awards and publications in both professional and student competitions.
Communications
International Affairs - Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will be exposed to various careers in international affairs and to major economic, political, and societal issues in an increasingly interdependent world. Students will improve cross-cultural skills, explore study/work abroad options, and understand college/job requirements.

All sessions take place from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, 475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120.

Schedule:

December 1
January 26
February 16
March 2
April 20
Communications
Journalistic Writing and Reporting - Point Park University
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

This apprenticeship introduces students to reporting and writing skills required of journalists, no matter what media print or broadcast they work for on a daily basis. Students will learn how to report, interview, develop story sources, write and edit for a variety of journalistic writing formats. Those formats will include news, feature, opinion and analysis stories used in the profession. Students will write a news or feature article or opinion piece that will be published at the conclusion of the apprenticeship.

Sessions are on Fridays from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. at Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Room 409 Academic Hall.

Schedule:

September 8 - Overview and introduction to apprenticeship and journalistic writing and style.

September 22 - Reporting and interviewing. Explanation of how journalists develop sources and collect information. Interviewing and reporting exercise.

October 6 - News and feature writing: the difference between these two major forms of journalistic writing. Discussion begins on student work due at the end of the apprenticeship.

October 20 - Opinion writing. Discussion of the three types of opinion writing: editorials, reviews and columns

November 3 - First article drafts due. Point Park HS Media Day.

November 17 - Final article drafts due. Discussion of editing process and apprenticeship conclusion.


Instructor Bio: Helen Fallon has served as the Honors Program director at Point Park University since 2009. Prior to that she helped create and found its School of Communication, serving as acting dean in its initial year of operation, 2008-2009. Before assuming that position, Fallon was chair of the university’s Journalism and Mass Communication Department for nine years. She started teaching full time at the private liberal arts college in 1986 after working for 11 years in the field as a reporter, copy editor and editor for three Western Pennsylvania newspapers and a brief stint in health-care public relations.

In addition to her teaching, Fallon continues to work as a part-time copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a position she has held since 1987.

She actively supports high school journalism education and has given or led many workshops and lectures to high school journalism students and their teachers throughout her teaching career.
General Studies
Leadership - Point Park University
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Many researchers believe that leadership is something that can be learned, taught and nurtured. In order to effectively cultivate the leadership potential of the young leaders engaged in this apprenticeship program, we will embrace James Kouzes and Barry Posner’s “The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership” to structure the curriculum. One of the instructors of this apprenticeship program is an alumnae of Leadership Pittsburgh, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., which effectively utilizes this important model to inspire and challenge the senior and influential regional leaders engaged in that experience.

Participants will be introduced to college students, faculty, local leaders and professionals from the nonprofit, academic and corporate sector to begin the all-important network leaders need to develop. The program will conclude with a leadership program or project developed by the students and the instructors. Wherever possible, the instructors will invite guest speakers and take students on site visits. The apprenticeship will also include in a project that will emphasize the elements of research, strategy and development, and then it will be presented at its conclusion.

LOCATION
Point Park University – 201 Wood Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Room: TBD
Time: Friday’s from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

INSTRUCTORS
Helen Fallon Dr. Patrick Mulvihill
Professor of Journalism Assistant Professor
Director Honors Program Department of Management
School of Communication School of Business
Point Park University Point Park University

NOTES TO STUDENTS
Dates / Location and activities are subject to change. Instructors may issue changes in class, therefore, if a student misses a session it is their responsibility to obtain missed information.

SESSION SCHEDULE

January 19
Leaders are self-confident and knowledgeable What qualities, skills and experiences do you need to become a leader? You have to have heart, lots of heart, and courage. Getting to know each other and begin project discussion and research. Project will be centered on an issue of interest to the cohort.

February 2
Finding your voice and preparing for action. Students will debate several issues facing their generation. Selection of project with delegation of tasks.

February 16
Be knowledgeable and learn to challenge the routine as you do. Leaders find innovative ways by studying what has been done in the past and realizing what has worked and not, learning from their mistakes and successes as well as that of others. Report back on project status and timetable developed for implementation.

March 9
Taking risks and experimenting. Review of leaders who have taken chances and succeede4d. Possible guest speaker. What can we learn from this journey? Report back on assignments, finalization of project timetable, develop a checklist for implementation.

March 23
Enabling others to take action and work beside you. Leaders cannot do it alone. How can you get your fellow students motivated to work with and beside you on projects and fight the apathy evident in all areas and ages? Project Implementation.
General Studies
Marine Biology – Fall Session - Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will explore the world of aquatic ecosystems with the help of various professionals. From examining the physical qualities of water to studying and caring for living organisms in captivity and the wild, the students will be exposed to a multitude of career possibilities in the field of aquatic science.

All sessions take place 1:30 until 3:30 p.m.
General Studies
Marine Biology – Spring Session - Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Total Costs: $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit

Students will explore the world of aquatic ecosystems with the help of various professionals. From examining the physical qualities of water to studying and caring for living organisms in captivity and the wild, the students will be exposed to a multitude of career possibilities in the field of aquatic science.
Performing Arts
Musical Theater - Pittsburgh Musical Theater (West End) and various locations
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office. A $25.00 lab fee payable to Pittsburgh Musical Theater for theater tickets is due at the first session.

The Musical Theater apprenticeship provides students with varied experiences in Musical Theater. Areas include dance, acting, voice and performance. Students will work with professionals in master classes and workshops and attend Pittsburgh Musical Theater performances. Students must provide own transportation to all sessions.


Bio of Instructor Brady Patsy: I professional performer from the greater Pittsburgh area. I have performed with company's such as Pittsburgh Musical Theater, West Virginia Public Theater, North Shore Music Theater in Boston, and many others. In 2008, I spent a year working for the Walt Disney World Company. There, I had the opportunity to work with Regis and Kelly, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Fantasia Burrino, David Cook, Jon and Kate Gosselin, and many others! Upon returning to PA, I jumped right back on the stage and have been performing non-stop. During 2010-2012 I served as Production Administrator for Grayfin Arts Entertainment Events. I also served as a theater instructor for The Butler Center for the Performing Arts! I am currently an acting/voice instructor for Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Richard E. Rauh Conservatory for the Performing Arts! Throughout my 10 years on the professional stage I have had the opportunity to play extraordinary roles in shows such as Children of Eden (Father), Hairspray (Edna Turnblad), Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter), Spring Awakening (Male Authority Figure), Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Seussical (General Schmitz), RENT (Tom Collins), Les Miserables (Javert), Cats (Bustopher Jones/Gus) Legally Blonde, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Tarzan, and many others!

There is an additional cost of $25.00 for this program.
Performing Arts
Opera and Voice Coaching - Pittsburgh Opera
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will be exposed to all aspects of a professional opera company. Students must attend four mandatory half-days touring and learning about all Pittsburgh Opera departments, observing and participating in coaching sessions, and investigating requirements for careers in opera. Students may choose to participate in additional activities, including performance and education programs. These sessions are mandatory and take place on Fridays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Opera headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Additional, optional, events will be shared at the first session.

Fall 2017 Schedule:

September 8
October 6
November 3
December 1


Instructor Bio: Pittsburgh Opera Director of Education Marilyn Michalka Egan, Ph.D., has taught students from pre-school through graduate school how to learn, how to make music, and how to teach. Marilyn explores ways to integrate the arts meaningfully into all subject areas through a wide array of opera programs for educators, students, schools, families, and adults. For her work at Pittsburgh Opera, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council presented Marilyn with a Work of Art Award for Excellence in Arts Education in 2009 and a second Work of Art Award for Established Accessibility Champion in 2013.

Dr. Egan has offered graduate courses on classroom techniques, learning styles, brain-based instruction, and multiple intelligences through Performance Learning Systems. She has taught at Duquesne University, Gannon University, Geneva College, Kent State University, and Youngstown State University. Marilyn has degrees in Music Education, Music Theory, and Orff certification from Duquesne University; the Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certificate and License from Carnegie Mellon University; and a Ph.D. in Music Education from Kent State University.

For 26 years, Marilyn volunteered at Radio Information Service as a newspaper reader, host of Towntalk (an interview program), and producer of special audio descriptive programs. For fun and variety, Marilyn served as a Nonresponse Follow-up Enumerator for the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census, designed and presented in-service presentations for teachers at Colegio Casuarinas y Colegio Robles in Lima, Peru, and is currently reading the 100 best novels selected by the editorial board of Modern Library.
Science and Technology
Robotics - Carnegie Science Center
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Pittsburgh has been called the robotics capital of America. Come learn about the basics of the science of robotics in the largest robotics exhibit in the U.S., meet with professionals in the field, and then see if you have what it takes to design, program, and deploy robots of your own. Sessions take place on Wednesdays at Carnegie Science Center from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon.
Performing Arts
Screenwriting - Allegheny Intermediate Unit Central Office in the Waterfront in Homestead
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will be exposed to the format and development of a screenplay. Topics include: the elements of screenwriting, movie analysis, writing a variety of scenes, and how to sell your screenplay. All sessions take place on Fridays at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit -- 475 East Waterfront Drive -- Homestead, PA 15120 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 Noon. Directions to the Allegheny Intermediate Unit may be found at: www.aiu3.net.

2017 Schedule:

September 15
September 29
October 13
October 27
November 3
November 17
December 1
December 15


Instructor Bio: Lorraine Heidekat is an Emmy-winning freelance writer/producer whose projects have included everything from a documentary about adopting disabled children to a comedy set in a funeral home. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Her writing experience covers newspaper reporting, copywriting, playwriting and scripting.
Science and Technology
UPMC Nursing and Healthcare Careers - Various UPMC Hospitals
The program is full and no longer accepting applications.

Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will meet key leaders in the UPMC system and be introduced to expected professional behavior (confidentiality, patient safety, etc.). Students will be paired with healthcare workers at a specific hospital and will work with them throughout the apprenticeship.
Communications
Writing for Publication - Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Drawing on life experience and insight, writers reach audiences through well crafted words fueled by lessons learned. Nonfiction/fiction/script writing in this workshop series will focus on the kind of personal essays/poetry/short stories/drama published in magazines and literary journals. Working in the writer’s workshop format, the end product lends itself to submitting writing for publication and entering writing contests. The majority of participants in the past have enjoyed seeing their writing published and/or honored in well-respected local and national competitions.

All sessions meet at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in the Waterfront (475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120), 10am-2pm
General Studies
Zoo Animal Care – Fall Session - Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will learn about husbandry and veterinary practices, as well as handling techniques for a variety of animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Each session will include visits with various professionals in their work locations throughout the Zoo.

All sessions will meet on Wednesdays from 1pm-3pm.
General Studies
Zoo Animal Care – Spring Session - Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will learn about husbandry and veterinary practices, as well as handling techniques for a variety of animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Each session will include visits with various professionals in their work locations throughout the Zoo.