Annual EEO Public File Report
The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning: February 1, 2015 to and including January 31, 2016 (the "applicable period").
To Annual EEO Public File Report Form Covering the Period from 2/1/15 to 1/31/16 Station(s) Comprising Station Employment Unit: WYDC-TV
WYDC, Inc. did not hire any full-time employees during the period covered by this Report.
In past years, WYDC, Inc. has recruited for open positions at the Station from a wide variety of sources, including:
1. On-air announcements
2. The Station’s website
3. Corning Community College
4. University of West Virginia
5. Career fairs
6. NYS Department of Labor
7. NAACP Corning
8. Corning Area Women’s Club
9. Corning-PP School Districts
10. National Organization for Women
11. Steuben Co. Office of the Aging
12. Alfred University
13. Ithaca College
14. NYS Broadcasters Association; and
To Annual EEO Public File Report Form
Covering the Period from February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016
Station(s) Comprising Station Employment Unit: WYDC-TV
Section 3: Supplemental (Non-Vacancy Specific) Recruitment Activities Undertaken by WYDC-TV.
1). WYDC participated in GST BOCES Spring Employers Day on March 26th, 2015. The event is a highly interactive seminar where students have the opportunity to meet and interview with prospective employers. Additionally, the employers have the chance to see what the GST BOCES CTE programs have to offer. We spoke directly with 12 students in the field of Digital Media Arts. We asked them typical entry level interview questions, informed them about our business and what type of skills we look for when hiring and completed a student evaluation form for each interviewee that will in turn be shared with the instructors.
2) WYDC participated in the 2015 Regional Job Fair at Murray Athletic Center, Horse-heads NY on April 28th, 2015. The fair was sponsored by Corning Community College.
3). We participated in the Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Career Fair at the Wellsville Campus of Alfred State on March 4th, 2015.
4). We participated in Mansfield University's “Comm Day,” discussing a career in broadcasting with Communications Majors on April 17th, 2015.
5). WYDC Participated in the Corning Rotary Club International Evening that was held on March 14, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel in Corning. As an underwriter and supporter, we were commended by the chairman for helping to make a difference in providing assistance, including education and job training in underprivileged areas around the world.
6). Established internship and co-op program. Ongoing. Jennifer Mattison, On-Site Coordinator.
WYDC has always been committed to the education of youth interested in the broadcasting field by way of internship programs that are designed to meet their individual needs. This program has included students from a diverse age range and educational background. These students have come from area high schools such as Corning East, Corning West, and Addison High School. As well, students have also been recruited from area colleges such as: Corning Community College, Binghamton University, Mansfield University and Alfred University.
Participating students have learned broadcasting-related skills under the close supervision of all station employees. Areas of study that have been explored are: commercial production, website editing , public service coordination, traffic assistance, master control and various other aspects of videography and editing. Length of participation has also varied depending on individual needs, and has ranged from one-day shadowing experiences all the way to year-long internships. All internships have been on a volunteer basis, with employee/instructor evaluation and feedback given for the student to earn academic credit.
During February of 2015, WYDC offered a paid internship to a Corning Community College student. He was involved in master control and engineering. He was able to update his resume and gain vital broadcasting skills, and we offered him a part time job upon completion of his internship.
During the summer of 2015, with assistance from the NY State Broadcasters Association, we were able to provide a 13 week internship in our sales department to an advertising major student from West Virginia University. Upon a successful completion of this semester, he returned to us during winter break in December of 2015 to continue his training. We anticipate offering this student a job opportunity when he completes his degree at WVU.
7). Co-operative Job training program through BOCES.
Jennifer Mattison, coordinator.
WYDC offered a year-long work/study program to train students for careers in broadcasting. The unique partnership with this regional trade school allowed for students to get real life training, while getting paid by the television station and receiving high school or college credit. The school partially reimburses the television station for this part time position. Because the program lasted longer than a typical internship, the students receive in-depth training and ultimately perform the task of a true employee. Former students that have completed this program previously were hired outright by the TV station for part time and eventually full time employment. Areas of training include master control, traffic, production and accounting. In 2015 no BOCES students applied for this program.
8). WYDC offered tours to cub scout troops throughout the year, with an emphasis on what type of skills are needed to work in television. In 2015, We provided 3 tours to local scouts.