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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 2018/2019 (which runs from February 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019), 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
  • AVIXA (Formerly InfoComm Int'l)
Local #44 List of courses and application List of courses and application
  • Igloo/Skillwire
Local #80 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application

Local #399 List of courses and application

Local #600 List of courses and application



Local #695 List of courses and application
List of courses and application
  • Rev Up Tech
  • RED
  • Moviola
  • AMP/Keycode Media
  • AV Pro Alliance
  • Christie
  • Barco
  • EVS
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Skillwire

Free Digital Projection Training
Local #700 List of courses and application List of courses and application
  • Academy of Media Professionals
  • Audio Graph International
  • headTrix
  • International Colorist Academy
  • Moviola Digital
  • Smoke Flame Academy
Local #705 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of courses and application
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Mold3D
  • Rigging Dojo
  • Skillwire
Local #706 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of courses and application
  • Skillwire
Local #728 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of courses and application
  • Electronic Theater Controls
  • ACT Lighting
  • Coolux Media Systems
  • Martin Professional
  • LA Scuba Diving
  • Skillwire
  • Tangably
Local #800 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of courses and application
  • Jeff Errico - Storyboard Guru
Additional courses and application
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Mold3D
  • Rigging Dojo
  • Skillwire
Local #839 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of courses and application
  • Animation Mentor
  • Animation Academy
  • Anim Squad
  • iAnimate
  • Silver Drawing Academy
  • Vancouver School of Animation
Additional courses and application
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Mold3D
  • Rigging Dojo
  • Skillwire
Local #892 List of courses and application
Additional courses and application
Additional courses and application
List of courses and application
  • Concept Design Academy (CDA)
  • Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
  • Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
  • Mold3D
  • Rigging Dojo
  • Skillwire

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