The Interactive Digital Media program is a new Technical Vocational Education (TVE) framework. The TVE is an important part of the educational structure and plays a major role in developing a flexible and well-educated work force to address current and emerging industry and labour-market needs and allow Manitoba to compete globally. Alumni from this program have found employment at Complex Games and SkyBox Lab games.
A minimum of 8 of these approved credits are required from within this approved Senior Years Technology Education Program cluster. In addition, students must fulfill the graduation requirements by completing optional credits. A Grade 11 Social Studies credit is not compulsory for Technology Education Program graduation.
“… the University of Winnipeg announced the launch of an innovative, industry driven certificate program in gaming. A first in Manitoba, The Serious Games Certificate was jointly developed by Project Whitecard Inc. and UWinnipeg’s Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE). The initiative helps develop the local gaming industry and is fueled by the vision to develop Winnipeg as a center of excellence in game development…The Certificate is offered part-time (eight courses) and usually takes one year to complete. The new program began in September 2014. In addition, students currently completing “Interactive Digital Media” courses at Sisler High School will be able to attain some credits towards the new Serious Games Certificate. “ – University of Winnipeg’s Press Release, May 7, 2014