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SNCAT invites all to open house in new studio


From Sierra Nevada Community Access Television:

Sierra Nevada Community Access Television is inviting everyone to an open house at the new studio in Meadowood Mall from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 8. All guests are welcome.

A salsa band will serenade the crowd, numerous demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the facility and treats and punch will be provided.

SNCAT aims to be a high-tech media, training and education center, not just for the greater Reno area but for the entire state and region. The new location, a significant upgrade from the former location on Kietzke Lane, makes it possible for SNCAT to provide new services including Web site development, television production, online seminars and affordable training opportunities.

What’s new?

  • SNCAT can host concerts, seminars and live broadcasts in the new studio.
  • A 15-foot-tall green screen wall will make it possible for staff to create virtual 3-D environments for film and video production.
  • Classes on Web development and television production are available.
  • Portions of SNCAT can be available for public events, conferences and seminars.
  • All locally produced TV content is available free as video on demand on www.SNCAT.org.
  • SNCAT received a $96,000 grant from Nevadaworks to train unemployed adults in a variety of technical skills to help them find jobs.
  • The new address is 5166 Meadowood Mall Circle, Reno 89502.
  • Training sessions can be held on the premises, taped, posted online as video on demand or streamed live over the internet, allowing audience interaction around the globe.

“Our new location in Meadowood Mall and the Nevadaworks grant give us the opportunity to take training and education to a new level and provide a service to the businesses of the community that will help us all prosper,” SNCAT Executive Director Les Smith said.

SNCAT is doing its part to educate a highly skilled workforce by offering classes in Web development, video production and video-to-internet conversion and by launching a program to help 10 unemployed adults find jobs by training them in video production, Internet protocol television (IP-TV), Web site development and animation. Class schedules are available on www.SNCAT.org.

The Nevadaworks program, SNCAT classes and partnerships with organizations such as Washoe County School District lay the foundation for a highly skilled workforce to attract and support television production and Web development for business, education and entertainment in the Truckee Meadows. Become involved in community access television and see what it can do for you.

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