Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Manitoba’s Digital Media Sector and Education Gets Funding

The Federal Government recently announced funding that will go towards making Manitoba more competitive in the global technology market.

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification announced federal funding of $433,000 to improve access to education and jobs in digital media.

“We are thrilled with this announcement,” said Kevin Hnatiuk, Executive Director of New Media Manitoba (NMM).

“The planned initiatives will support new media producers looking to grow their business, and create new prospects for graduates from digital media programs at the Universities and Colleges. Manitoba New Media Companies will now have new support and guidance to make a significant economic impact for themselves and their industry partners.”

He added that NMM will earmark the grant to adapting its products, services and business processes. They will work with its members to facilitate training opportunities, commercialize their products and services, improve business models and practices, identify new markets and become export-ready.

“Our Government’s investment in New Media Manitoba will provide enormous benefits for Manitoba’s vibrant and growing digital economy, the economy of tomorrow,” said Minister Yelich.

“This project will help our digital media sector to capitalize on global opportunities, while also meeting the evolving needs of local industries.”

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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