In efforts to train the next generation of media leaders, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has announced the first-ever multimedia institution Telemundo Academy, Billboard has learned.
The academy’s first partners will include Pitbull‘s charter school SLAM Miami (Sports Leadership and Management) and the Doral Academy, also located in Miami.
“Telemundo Academy is the vehicle to jump-start their careers, unlock their innovative spirit and deliver the competitive edge for their futures,” said Cesar Conde, chairman, NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.
The 16-week program will officially open later this spring at the new Telemundo Center. The educational curriculum will include different areas of production, such as digital and social media, research and the power of storytelling. As part of the program, students will be split into teams and present a 60- to 90-second video to showcase what they have learned throughout the program.
“We are changing the game in education by changing how we educate students,” Pitbull said. “This partnership will give students hands-on industry experience. We’re excited to partner with Telemundo to engage students in a world beyond the classroom.”