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Audio and Video Projects

I have produced documentary and narrative films, as well as short promotional videos and testimonials. My recent project, Browsing History: Video Universe, My Dad, and Me was a 2021 official selection at the Free Range Film Festival. I also assisted five upper-level division undergraduate media students with audio production, camera operation, and lighting design for their films. 

As a University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) Senior Student Web Assistant, I filmed and edited 2 videos for the university's social media and added subtitles to their YouTube channel videos. I also edited 37 academic program overviews and student testimonial videos for prospective students. You may occasionally see me in a television commercial for UWS.

In my role as a Communicating Arts Teaching Intern, I produced 4 short instructional videos for beginning digital filmmaking students to help them understand the operation of the camera and tripod.

Thank You For Your Support | Summit Academy OIC
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Thank You For Your Support | Summit Academy OIC

We all know the labor shortage isn’t going away any time soon. We can’t afford to do nothing and leave people on the economic sidelines while the demand for skilled labor is so high. Summit Academy OIC understands the task at hand. We need to move fast and expand our programs. With your ongoing support, we are determined to make this happen. Please consider making a donation today. Every dollar helps to build real, lasting change in our community. Donate: https://saoic.org/give/ ___________________________________________________________________________ Summit Academy OIC is an accredited, nonprofit career and technical education institute located in North Minneapolis. Summit offers in-demand career training in fields related to Construction, Healthcare, and Information Technology. Students in these programs have the opportunity to build professional relationships with instructors and employer partners in a supportive environment as they prepare for careers they will love. Summit’s 10-week GED program prepares students to pass the tests needed to earn a high school equivalency diploma. Summit recently celebrated its 400th student to earn a GED. These students are also supported as they seek employment and/or additional education. The Northside STEM District empowers students of color by providing hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs, activities and education that inspires and prepares them to be workers of today, tomorrow and the future. Connect With Us: Summit's Website: https://www.saoic.org Northside STEM's Website: https://www.northsidestem.org Summit's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SummitAcademyOIC Northside STEM's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthsideSTEM/ Summit's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/summit_academy_oic/ Northside STEM's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northsidestem/ Summit's Twitter: https://twitter.com/saoic/ Summit's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/summit-academy-oic/ Northside STEM's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/northside-stem-district
Becoming a Cybersecurity Professional: Beau's Story | Summit Academy OIC
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Becoming a Cybersecurity Professional: Beau's Story | Summit Academy OIC

Avid concert goer and tech-savvy, Beau Zamora, worked as a music industry professional in Kansas. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic began, Beau watched his entire year collapse in 72 hours. That was his "chopping block" moment to double down on his interest in Information Technology, move states, and start a new career in cybersecurity at Summit Academy OIC. If your company is looking for fresh talent, get in touch with Beau at: beau.zamora@outlook.com ___________________________________________________________________________ Summit Academy OIC is an accredited, nonprofit career and technical education institute located in North Minneapolis. Summit offers in-demand career training in fields related to Construction, Healthcare, and Information Technology. Students in these programs have the opportunity to build professional relationships with instructors and employer partners in a supportive environment as they prepare for careers they will love. Summit’s 10-week GED program prepares students to pass the tests needed to earn a high school equivalency diploma. Summit recently celebrated its 400th student to earn a GED. These students are also supported as they seek employment and/or additional education. The Northside STEM District empowers students of color by providing hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs, activities and education that inspires and prepares them to be workers of today, tomorrow and the future. Connect With Us: Summit's Website: https://www.saoic.org Northside STEM's Website: https://www.northsidestem.org Summit's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SummitAcademyOIC Northside STEM's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthsideSTEM/ Summit's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/summit_academy_oic/ Northside STEM's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northsidestem/ Summit's Twitter: https://twitter.com/saoic/ Summit's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/summit-academy-oic/ Northside STEM's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/northside-stem-district

Forge Ahead: Ageism in the Workplace

For my final audio production class project, I produced a podcast episode. The goal of the episode was to examine a life obstacle and learn how one can positively transform it. I spoke with two people who had a different perspective or experience with the subject of age discrimination against older employees in the workplace.

Not only did I want to tell my mother's story of persistence, I also wanted to discover why age discrimination against older employees in the workplace occurs and what people can do to take action to stop it. I hope this episode helps people reconsider if ageism is the last socially acceptable "ism."

Bethann Kemling is the Human Resources Generalist at Wayside House.

Nathan LaCoursiere was a public attorney for the City of Duluth, Minnesota and taught students majoring or minoring in legal studies and criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Age Discrimination in Minnesota and Wisconsin Resources

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