PERG Unveils First Netflix Grant to Equitable Workforce Initiative

Triode Rentals expands team with industry grant

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, November 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The first grant issued by Production Equipment Rental Group (PERG) for its Netflix-sponsored Equitable Workforce Initiative (EWI) was awarded to Triode Media Group Ltd. The initiative focuses on improving equity and diversity in the industry by developing well-trained workers from underrepresented communities. Triode Rentals uses the grant to cover salary costs for the first six months of employment for a new employee. Triode shares its training program with other rental companies that participate in the Equitable Workforce Initiative.

The goal of PERG’s Equitable Workforce Initiative (EWI) is to identify candidates from underrepresented groups with a strong desire to enter the movie rental industry and help rental companies recruit them. Underrepresented groups include (but are not limited to) women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. “We recognize the industry’s responsibility to help create better opportunities,” he said. harry boxPerg Manager

The program will reach the entire industry regardless of the size of the company. Pedro GrieseNetflix Production Business Development agrees: “As evidenced by Triode’s success in the EWI programme, we’ve seen that the initiative can work in rental homes of any size without becoming unduly burdensome. This success is proof positive that other Rental homes, including those with even more resources, are well positioned and equipped to make an impact through EWI.”

Triode embraced the program by reaching out to various community groups serving underrepresented communities. President of Triode, Peter Scudnersaid, “An important lesson for employers is that we should promote job opportunities by partnering with groups that serve diverse communities. It’s a great way to find candidates we might not otherwise find.”

The CEO of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA), erin recordsaid: “We are delighted that Netflix has given the go-ahead to ESTA and provided the means to launch this exciting programme. The PERG task force has done an excellent job and the collaboration with the Netflix team has been seamless.”

We are committed to creating opportunities for equity by creating new talent pools and training that prepares employees for careers in equipment leasing and production. The ultimate goal is to seed management and leadership positions in the movie equipment rental industry.

objectives of the Equitable Workforce Initiative (EWI)

  • Improve equity and diversity
  • Develop well-trained workers
  • Expanding Opportunities for Underrepresented Groups

EWI training will provide a unique educational experience. Students will gain a working knowledge of a wide range of technologies, including cameras, wireless technology, digital imaging, and camera optics. They will gain a solid understanding of lighting and gripping equipment, and how it is used, stored, and tested safely. PERG members who hire EWI candidates will receive grants to cover salary costs for the first six months of employment.

EWI is administered by ESTA and the PERG Council. For more information, visit PERG EWI. Email the Coordinator, andres rodriguez . The EWI Program complies with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Section CM 607 guidelines and follows applicable employment regulations (29 Code of Federal Regulation Subtitle B, Chapter 14, Part 1608). Under the program, employers who hire underrepresented groups do not violate Title VII.

Triode Media Group, Ltd., headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvaniais a film industry rental house and studio that supports film productions throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic from New York to the DC metropolitan area with cameras, lenses, lights, grip and electrical equipment, sound stages, a robotic camera arm and equipment. Triode helps production companies win more business by providing the infrastructure to create high-quality video. Triode rental

ESTA is a non-profit trade association based in North America with members from all over the world. Its members are the industry’s leading distributors, manufacturers, production companies, rental companies and professional service companies.

PERG is part of the trade association ESTA. Members of PERG (Production Equipment Rental Group) are professional camera and lighting & grip rental companies serving the film/TV/commercial production industry.

Netflix is ​​the world’s leading streaming entertainment service.

Pedro scudnerPresident
Triode Media Group, Ltd.
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