Now on the Web
From the very beginning the “aim” of NYC AIM was to fulfill “New York City Apprenticeships in Media,” also known as the acronym NYC AIM. What started as a live and in person experience has since been moved to the web so that more people are able to participate.
The Original “Total” Program
The orginal idea of NYC AIM was to create a “total apprenticeship experience,” meaning that all areas were covered. These areas included learning via NYC Workshops as well as a place to live as explored in NYC Housing Lottery.
NYC Triple Header
For 12 years NYC AIM shared with Video Film Web in Midtown Manhattan. In many ways NYCaim.com, NYCworkshops.com and NYChousingLottery.com all evolved together. At one time they were known as the NYC Triple Header.
NYC Aim itself started it all by being launched in December of 2011, followed a few years after that by NYC Workshops in October of 2013, with NYC Housing Lottery trailing several years after that beginning in January of 2017.
Online Education is the Place to Be!
By 2018 it was clear that NYC AIM needed to find its home online. And as of August, 2019, there is even an internet program of online courses that has been added through the new website, USA eLearning. USA eLearning teaching materials are all digitally based and include online courses, email courses and PDF eBooks.
Any Age is Welcome
So where is NYC AIM to go to from here? The plan is to focus on online education with folks from all over the USA now participating. One thing that became clear to us from the very start, was that the apprenticeships went to people from ages 18 to 60 or more.
No Boundries Holding You Back
The feedback was that in an often agist world it was refreshing to have an organization that catered to all ages, because learning knows no boundries when it comes to age.
Not Just for those Over 50
In fact, it was one of the older apprentice participants who started the site Over50USA.com, which by the way you don’t have to be over 50 in order to participate. You can of course be any age.
Provided for Artists of All Kinds
The NYC Triple Header of NYC AIM, NYC Workshops and NYC Housing Lottery continue to work together with a slightly different overall mission. The mission now is to help artists of all kinds by providing online education and information about artist housing when available.