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  • 20 Jul 2023 by DigiBC

    VCC is offering part-time learning opportunities for production and project managers in video games and A&VFX. The Project Management for Video Games and Production for Animation and VFX micro-credentials were developed in close partnership with DigiBC and its member companies, and they are ideal for those who are looking to upskill or reskill.

    Both qualify for up to 100% subsidy under the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant, and funding is currently available for the fall semester (please note, there is no confirmation on this for future terms). Additionally, VCC will be hosting online info sessions for each of the programs and further details on these can be found below.


    StrongerBC Future Skills Grant
    Both micro-credentials qualify for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant. This covers up to $3,500 of eligible costs for select courses and programs at public post-secondary institutions in BC, and registration for the September 2023 semester is open (please note, there is no confirmation on this for future terms).




    Project Management for Video Games

    Dates: September 13 – December 13, 2023
    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6-9pm
    Format: In-person (VCC downtown campus)

    This micro-credential will provide learners with the industry-identified skills of team management, interpersonal relations, reporting, communication, and task management, all within the context of the video game sector. Ideal for those reskilling from adjacent industries or trained programmers, artists and designers looking to successfully transition into a project management role. Instruction will emphasize practical skills and knowledge development through interactive and collaborative learning activities, including case studies and independent research.

    Questions? Want to learn more?
    VCC will be hosting online info sessions on August 15 & 24 to go over the course content, scheduling, registration, and answer any questions.

    ►August 15 & 24 @ 12-1pm
    Email to register





    Production for Animation and VFX

    Dates: September 5 – December 19, 2023
    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6-9pm
    Format: HyFlex (includes options to participate in-person or remotely at the same time, enabling learners to engage with each other during interactive activities)

    This micro-credential emphasizes specialized training for production roles at animation and VFX studios. Students will enhance their skills in scheduling, presentation, communication, leadership, documentation, and more. Instruction will include interactive and collaborative learning activities, as well as case studies and independent research. Offered part-time to support working professionals who are seeking reskilling and upskilling opportunities for their career.

    Questions? Want to learn more?
    VCC will be hosting online info sessions on July 31 and August 28 to go over the course content, scheduling, registration, and answer any questions.

    ►July 31 & August 28 @ 12-1pm
    Email to register





  • 12 Jul 2023 by DigiBC

    We are delighted to announce that the Trade Accelerator Program is offering qualifying DigiBC member companies a full bursary (equivalent to $5,000 in value) which covers two seats per company to attend the upcoming Creative Industries Cohort. Please see below for further details on the eligibility criteria and upon applying, ensure to add DigiBC as the referring agent/partner.

    The program has a proven track record of helping SMEs tap into their full export potential. It is designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and better prepare you for expansion into international markets. The next cohort starts in October and is tailored specifically for small to medium sized companies in the creative industries.

    Trade Accelerator Program: Creative Industries Cohort

    Workshop Days (Hybrid): October 3, 4, 12
    Mentorship Days (Virtual): November 16, 17

    Eligibility Criteria:
    To participate in the Trade Accelerator Program, your business should:

    • Be incorporated and operating in British Columbia for at least two years
    • Generate more than $300K in revenue
    • Designate one or two senior representatives to participate in the program
    • Comply with the program deliverables

    Application Info:

    • Application Deadline: September 20, 2023
    • Make sure to add DigiBC as the referral agent/partner on the application form
    • If you have any questions, please contact





    Just six months after graduating:

    • On average, export revenue increased by 18%
    • Participants forecast their export sales to grow 47% over the next 5 years

    By enrolling in the program, you can:

    • Navigate complexities of the global trade ecosystem
    • Leverage Canada's deep trade and investment resources
    • Access tailored, face-to-face coaching and advice
    • Learn about international best practices
    • Accelerate export readiness
    • Develop and implement a new market entry plan
    • Expand your global trade footprint and increase revenue

    Graduate Testimonials:

    A growing number of SMEs in BC have benefited from the program as it offers a range of skills, experience, and individual mentoring and coaching across a broad spectrum of fields from legal, finance, taxation, logistics, global sales and marketing. Listen to what graduates have to say about the program here.

    This is an amazing opportunity for small business to learn about exporting and prepare a solid export/market entry plan with detailed expert feedback, while connecting to a network of governmental and non-governmental export related facilitators and partners. - Ryan Tierney, Little Mountain Education Publishing Ltd.

    The program pushed us to rethink our business plan and provided us with mentorship to act on it. - Isabelle Rash, Charm Games

    A well-organized program for businesses transitioning from domestic to international markets. Very pleased with the opportunity to connect with key resources and stakeholders to assist us in our export plans. Thank you! - Markella Mildenberger, MyMM Inc.