|[February 18, 2013]
Toon Boom and ICTC Collaborate to Expand Youth and Education Initiative
MONTREAL --(Business Wire)--
ICTC has recognized Toon
Boom Studio and its curriculum as one of the best vehicles to teach
21st century business and technology skills to Canadian
Montreal-based Toon Boom Animation Inc., the two-time Emmy award-winning
digital content and animation creation software provider, has been
approved as an official educational resource and curriculum to support
the learning of 21st century skills among Canadian students
through one of ICTC's youth and education initiative programs, Focus on
At a time when youth unemployment is at a high, FIT provides the
necessary building blocks for an innovative learning experience and
encourages students to acquire 21st century skills in
business, technology and communications while completing their secondary
President and CEO of Toon Boom, Joan Vogelesang notes, "It is an honour
to be recognized by ICTC as an essential learning tool for Canadian
students, as it aligns with our goals to meet the needs of educators at
all levels, who are looking for ways to integrate interactive media and
business information and analysis curriculum into their existing
classroom environments. The use of our pedagogic materials enables the
achievement of higher literacy rates for greater engagement while
meeting overall learning objectives."
Meeting the FIT tandards is a great testament of Toon Boom Studio's
significant pedagogic impact not only in Canada but also in the United
States and beyond.
ICTC President and CEO Namir Anani, comments, "It is through the
educational innovation of organizations such as Toon Boom that our
Canadian students have access to first-class curriculum that prepares
Canadians for the ICT jobs of the future. Toon Boom Studio engages
students in a meaningful way, exposes them to the possibility of working
in the interactive media field and better prepares them for the
workforce through instilling critical business and technology skills."
In order to kick-start its educational partnership, Toon Boom will be
hosting workshops at FIT professional development events for teachers
across Canada as part of ICTC's youth and education initiative.
ICTC is a centre of expertise in digital economy research, labour market
intelligence, policy development, program management and delivery.
Through our strong network of industry, academia and government, we
enable the progress of Canada's future economies by empowering
industries to maintain a competitive advantage in a global market
through a highly-skilled and innovative workforce.
ICTC is pleased to offer a Seal of Approval and authorize its use
exclusively by entities that have completed ICTC's vendor certification
process. Certification and the right to use the Seal of Approval is
offered on a non-exclusive, vendor-neutral basis.
The Focus on Information Technology project is funded by the Government
of Canada's Sector Council Program.
About Toon Boom Animation Inc.
Toon Boom Animation Inc. (toonboom.com),
a Corus® Entertainment Inc. company and a 2012 and 2005 Primetime Emmy
Engineering Award recipient, is the worldwide leader in digital content
and animation creation software, delivering products and services online
to its global community. Toon Boom carries user-friendly applications
for all, catering to children, home users, creative professionals as
well as students, educators and schools. Toon Boom is fully dedicated to
education and goes far beyond just developing technology and curriculums
that enhance the classroom experience. Toon Boom is an influential
advocate of bringing industry and education together, while partnering
with value-added partners to help students achieve their goals.
At the high-end studio level, Toon Boom offers a wide product range from
powerful pre-production tools to leading-edge animation production
solutions. Relying on its extensive expertise in animation production,
Toon Boom provides consulting services in the fields of optimization,
pipeline integration, production assistance and custom development.
Copyright © 2013 Toon Boom Animation Inc. All rights reserved. Toon Boom
and the Toon Boom logo are registered trademarks and Toon Boom Studio is
a trademark of Toon Boom Animation Inc. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
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