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Training Programs

Each fiscal year, the CSATF Board of Trustees allocates monies to fund job-related skills training programs for eligible Industry employees. These programs are administered through a separate Trust Agreement known as Contract Services Administration Training Trust Fund ("CSATTF"). 

The training programs offered by CSATTF each year come about in several ways. Some of the training programs are provided for and required by a specific local agreement; some programs are requested by local unions; and some programs are recommended by Industry employers. 

Local #40 Motion Picture Studio Electrician Apprentice Program
Motion Picture Studio Maintenance Air Conditioning Mechanic Apprentice Program
Local #44 Pyrotechnic License Reimbursement
Local #706 Make-Up Artist Training Series
Local #706 Hair Stylist Training Series

Individuals interested in participating in these training programs must satisfy certain eligibility requirements. Primarily, if you are listed (with all information current) on the Industry Experience Roster, the Television Commercial Roster, or the Teacher Availability List, you are eligible to apply for these courses. In the event you work in a job classification that is not covered by the Rosters, you must meet certain minimum employment experience in the Industry. 

For CSATTF Fiscal Year 2016/2017 (which runs from February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017), the following training programs are being offered.

See reimbursement details under the CSATTF Reimbursement Policy.

Scheduling a class: Please contact the local/vendor directly. You may find the contact information under the links below.

The vendors and courses listed in this section of the website are not affiliated with or endorsed by Contract Services. Contract Services approves skills training proposals made by local unions. Contract Services accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, error or omission arising from enrollment or participation in any of the courses listed.


Local Local Provided Skills Training Vendor Provided Skills Training
Local #40 List of courses and application List of courses and application
  • Electrical Training Institute (ETI)
  • LATTC
Local #44 List of courses and application
  • Igloo Studios
Local #80 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
Local #399 List of courses and application
Local #399C List of courses and application
  • Igloo Studios
Local #695 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of courses and applicationn
  • Rev Up Transmedia
  • Red Cinema Company
  • Moviola
  • Key Code Media/Academy of Media Professionals
  • AV Pro Alliance
  • Christie Digital
  • International Colorists Academy (ICA)/Roush Media
  • EVS
  • Audio Graph International
  • Certified Avid Pro Tools
Additional courses and application
  • Igloo Studios
Local #700 List of courses and application List of courses and application
  • International Colorist Academy (ICA)
  • HeadTrix
  • Audio Graph International
  • Moviola
  • Smoke Flame Academy
  • Key Code Media/Academy of Media Professionals
Local #705 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of courses and application
  • LATTC
  • Otis College of Art and Design
Additional courses and application
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • 3 Kicks Art Studio
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Silver Drawing Academy
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
Additional courses and application
  • Igloo Studios
Local #706 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of courses and application
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • 3 Kicks Art Studio
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Silver Drawing Academy
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
Additional courses and application
  • Igloo Studios
Local #728 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of courses and application
  • Academy of Production Technology
  • Electronic Theater Controls
  • ACT Lighting
  • Coolux Media Systems
  • High End Systems
  • TMB
  • Martin Professional
  • LA Scuba Diving
Additional courses and application
  • Igloo Studios
Local #729 List of courses and application List of courses and application
  • LATTC
Local #755 List of courses and application
  • Igloo Studios
Local #800 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of courses and application
  • Rigging Dojo
  • Gnomon Online
  • Gnomon
Additional courses and application
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • 3 Kicks Art Studio
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Silver Drawing Academy
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
Additional courses and application
  • Igloo Studios
Local #839 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of courses and application
  • Animation Mentor
  • iAnimate
  • Animation Academy
  • Screenwriters University
  • Anim Squad
  • Vancouver School of Animation
Additional courses and application
  • Rigging Dojo
  • Gnomon Online
  • Gnomon
Additional courses and application
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • 3 Kicks Art Studio
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Silver Drawing Academy
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
Additional courses and application
  • Igloo Studios
Local #892 List of courses and application List of courses and application
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • 3 Kicks Art Studio
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Silver Drawing Academy
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
Additional courses and application
  • Igloo Studios

If you have any questions, please call the CSATTF at 818.847.0040 extension 1260 and we will be happy to assist you.