YouTube to Train, Fund ‘Next Chef’ and ‘Next Trainer’

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Google is continuing to try and make the world a better place—and, of course, promote its own product—with the announcement of the next two programs from the YouTube NextUp initiative: YouTube Next Chef and YouTube Next Trainer.

Each program will allow 16 selected students to participate in a three month virtual class on making videos centered around the specific vertical—cookery or physical fitness—held on Google+ Hangouts, including lessons and individual mentoring from industry leaders, as well as receiving $5000 worth of equipment and “more than $10,000 worth of promotion” on YouTube itself.

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These programs follow the original YouTube NextUp program, which saw YouTube give $35,000 to 25 filmmakers, while an additional 20 were invited to classes at USC School of Cinematic Arts or Columbia College Chicago to hone their skills further.

Both YouTube Next Chef and YouTube Next Trainer are open to users in the U.S., Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom—the benefits of virtual training—with applications beginning today and running through October 25th. The selected chefs and trainers will be announced on November 9.

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Graeme McMillan is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @Graemem or on Facebook at Facebook/Graeme.McMillan. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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