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DigiBC and Emily Carr University of Art + Design announce the Creative Technology Fundamentals Program

Mar 11, 2022 | Interactive + Digital Media

Now in development with DigiBC, the Creative Technology Fundamentals Program will provide flexible, customizable learning options for pursuing careers in creative tech.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECU) has received $360,000 from B.C.’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training Micro-credential Initiative to create a new program offering agile, adaptable pathways to working in BC’s booming creative technology industry.

The Creative Technology Fundamentals (CTF) micro-credential program will enable anyone, regardless of previous experience or skill level, to pursue a direct bridge to the creative tech job market by targeting key areas to focus their learning.

“Thanks to micro-credential programs like CTF, British Columbians can upskill, reskill, and take advantage of the growing number of job opportunities in the creative tech sector,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training. “As a lifelong learner, I can appreciate how this micro-credential offering allows learners who have family or work obligations to access training when it suits their schedules. Congratulations to Emily Carr and its partners on delivering this program to meet the demands of the creative tech industry and the needs of a diverse and changing workforce.”

The program is being developed in partnership with DigiBC, British Columbia’s not-for-profit creative technology industry association, whose members include creative tech heavyweights Animal Logic, Atomic Cartoons, Blackbird Interactive, The Coalition (Microsoft), East Side Games Group, Electronic Arts, Hyper Hippo Entertainment, Industrial Light & Magic, Phoenix Labs, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and WildBrain Studios.

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