Fitchburg Access Television is the leader for educational outreach through video programs in North Central Massachusetts. FATV’s educational programs reach Elementary, Middle, High School and University Students.
Longsjo students learn the skills needed to produce their own TV News Show.
South Street Elementary students learn basic video production equipment skills and produce impressive video content highlighting their school's activities.
Crocker Elementary utilizes field trips to local community locations to bring us inspiring stories. All the while learning the fundamentals of video production.
Unique for a middle school, Memorial students broadcast every morning news announcements LIVE through FATV from their school.
Fitchburg's most devoted students bring us morning news casts, special reports on school events, and fascinating interviews with community leaders and guest speakers from all over the country. They even broadcast their pep rallies LIVE. All through FATV.
FITCHBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
FATV teaches an accredited Multi-Camera Television Broadcasting course for FSU students in the Fall. FSU and FATV continue to partner up on various other classes, where students and faculty utilize both FATV facilities and staff as resources to compliment their curriculum.
Through FATV’s generous donation of over $10,000 of new and used equipment, the students at FHS are able to learn on state of the art equipment. FHS, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, and Memorial Middle School broadcast morning shows and special events live, through FATV.
The accredited Multi-Camera Production course through Fitchburg State University is taught at the station by FATV and FSU staff. Fitchburg High School now offers two courses in television broadcasting with curriculum written and co-taught by FATV’s Education & Production Manager, Dave Oster.
FATV also partners with community youth organizations such as the Cleghorn Youth Center, Shriver Job Core and the Boy & Girls Club with their video production programs.
Programs in the elementary and middle schools teach the fundamentals of video production, where students create content that bring positive awareness of their school to the community.