September 12, 2008

Studio Plans to Host Job Workshops ; To Discuss Employment Opportunities at Its Proposed Campus Near South High School



While zoning and permitting battles continue, Plymouth Rock Studios is pushing ahead with the educational component of its proposed movie and television production campus.

The ROCK Educational Cooperative, a subsidiary of the company, plans a series of "Jobs on the Lot" workshops to discuss employment opportunities at its proposed studio campus planned for the Waverly Oaks golf course property next to Plymouth South High School.

The educational cooperative envisions job opportunities for high school students, college graduates, qualified workers and adult career-changers.

Selectmen Chairman Richard Quintal shared the news with his colleagues Tuesday night, handing out brochures about the workshops.

Plymouth South's technical studies students may be the first to benefit.

Workshops will include information on movie and television production jobs in various trades such as:

Metal fabrication and joining technologies: set building/design, special effects.

Electronics: audio and visual setups, camera monitoring, troubleshooting.

Marketing: public relations, advertising, event planning.

Cosmetology: production hair and makeup, on-site salon and spa.

Electricity: grips, lighting, safety and regulations, special effects.

Health: EMTs (for stunts), on-site first aid, fitness center.

Culinary arts: commissary, event and corporate catering, craft services.

Other vocational programs envisioned include digital and sound technology, fashion technology, horticulture and hotel and restaurant management.

On-site classrooms and lab facilities are also planned in the studios' educational section of the production campus.

The workshops will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 15 and Nov. 12 in Plymouth South High School's cafetorium.

Tamara Race may be reached at [email protected]

Originally published by By TAMARA RACE, The Patriot Ledger.

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