Toon Boom and ICTC Collaborate to Expand Youth Education Initiative
Montreal, Canada - February 18, 2013
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 students.
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 IT (FIT).
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 school diploma.
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 standards 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.