Making Skills Count

Established as an independent educational charity in 2012, the IABM Foundation works to support technical education, career development and access to employment within the broadcast and media technology sector worldwide.

The key priority for the Foundation is to collaborate with other industry stakeholders to stimulate the availability of engineering recruits into the industry for the future. This collaboration is based on securing and delivering pledges for actions across the industry to engage with young people and showcase the exciting career opportunities available in broadcast and media technology.

Our flagship programme is the Engineering Student Awards.  Every year the Foundation makes awards of expenses paid visits for students to NAB in the USA and IBC in Amsterdam. The successful students get to see the leading-edge technology which is showcased at NAB and IBC and get to meet technical experts and prospective employers. Over five days they have the chance to investigate and advance their own career futures and gain the opportunity to brief fellow students on their return.