A Platinum PIA Award winning student’s digital portfolio was that of Video Film Web intern Joe Ramos. Joe became an intern because Video Film Web’s founder was the Web Marketing Expert on the long time learning institution TCI College’s Networking and Web Technology Advisory board until TCI closed in July of 2017. Since 2006 up until closing, TCI offered their digital media arts students a college credit internship with Video Film Web through Video Film Web’s educational division. This in-house academy offers hands on concentrated media opportunities working on actual Video Film Web client projects while learning the ins and outs of how to get more job opportunities, clients, referrals, testimonials and awards using web marketing including digital media arts tools, internet co-promotion strategies and online video campaigns. With the economy the way it is now, it is a vital to explore the path of creating your own opportunities and Video Film Web is a safe place to do that. Interns (which we call “apprentices” due to our co-facilitator NYC AIM (New York City Apprenticeships in Media ) develop their business opportunities and create their own digital portfolios. One such portfolio which chronicled one freelancer’s journey won a Platinum PIA at the very first PIA Awards gathering in 2010. The emphasis of the three month or longer program is on the entrepreneurial aspects of starting your own business as a viable alternative to seeking a job in these times of challenging employment opportunities. For more details on the curriculum of the NYC AIM program please contact Video Film Web. Students, through the NYC AIM program become empowered as citizens making a difference in society. Students create community through media.