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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 #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 2017/2018 (which runs from February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018), 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
  • Solar Energy International
Additional Courses and application
  • RETA
Additional courses and application
  • InfoComm Inernational
Local #44 List of Courses and application
  • LATTC
Additional courses and application
  • Skillwire
Local #78 List of Courses and application
  • RETA
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
  • LATTC
Local #695 List of courses and application
List of Courses and application
  • Moviola
  • Key Code Media/Academy of Media Professionals
Additional Courses and application
  • LATTC
Additional courses and application
  • Rev Up Transmedia
  • Red Cinema Company
  • Moviola
  • Key Code Media/Academy of Media Professionals
  • AV Pro Alliance
  • Christie Digital
  • Barco Digital
  • EVS
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Skillwire
Local #700 List of courses and application List of Courses and application
  • Key Code Media/Academy of Media Professionals
  • Moviola
  • Adobe Creative Suite Programs
Additional courses and application
  • Key Code Media/Academy of Media Professionals
  • Audio Graph International
  • HeadTrix
  • International Colorist Academy (ICA)
  • Moviola
  • Smoke Flame Academy
Local #705 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of Courses and application
  • LATTC
Additional courses and application
  • 3 Kicks Art Studio
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
  • Gnomon School
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Mold3D
Additional courses and application
  • Otis College of Art Design
  • AnimSquad
Local #706 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of Courses and application
  • LATTC
Additional courses and application
  • Skillwire
Local #724 List of Courses and application
  • LATTC
Local #728 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of Courses and application
  • LATTC
Additional courses and application
  • Electronic Theater Controls
  • ACT Lighting
  • Coolux Media Systems
  • High End Systems
  • Martin Professional
  • LA Scuba Diving
  • Skillwire
Local #755 List of Courses and application
  • LATTC
Local #800 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of Courses and application
  • LATTC
Additional courses and application
  • 3 Kicks Art Studio
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
  • Gnomon School
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Mold3D
Local #839 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of Courses and application
  • LATTC
Additional courses and application
  • Animation Mentor
  • Animation Academy
  • Anim Squad
  • iAnimate
  • Rigging Dojo
  • Screenwriters University
  • Vancouver School of Animation
Additional courses and application
  • 3 Kicks Art Studio
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
  • Gnomon School
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Mold3D
Local #892 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of Courses and application
  • LATTC
Additional courses and application
  • 3 Kicks Art Studio
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
  • Gnomon School
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Mold3D
Additional courses and application
  • Otis College of Art Design
  • AnimSquad

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