Toronto, Canada - April 1, 2008 - Recent graduates from post-secondary design and technology programs and second career professionals can check out the many employment options available in the new media industry at a free 'Get A Job' event hosted by FITC (http://www.fitc.ca/) on Saturday, April 19 between 12 Noon and 6 PM at the Toronto Hilton, 145 Richmond Street West. The event is part of FITC Toronto, a four-day design and technology conference, which attracts over 1,000 attendees from around the world.
"New career opportunities are constantly emerging in the new media sector," says Shawn Pucknell, Founder of FITC. "We want to make sure that recent grads and people considering a second career in new media are aware of the options that are open to them and have an understanding of what skill sets employers are looking for."
'Get A Job' is structured so that attendees can meet face-to-face with prospective employers, ask questions, and get a general feel for how the respective companies work. Many of North America's top Interactive agencies will be represented at the event including: Blast Radius, Critical Mass, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Decode, Design Axiom, Fuel Industries, Fjord Interactive, Glucose Digital, Henderson Bas, Indusblue, Olson, Sapient and The Cartoon Network among others.
The 'Get A Job' event also features Interactive designer Erik Natzke (http://jot.eriknatzke.com/) who will give a talk on career planning and offer insights into how he managed his own career -- from start to stardom. Eric has received numerous awards within the fields of both design and advertising and was named one of the "Top 10 Young Designers" by HOW Magazine.
New media is counted among the knowledge-based industries that will pave the way for continued job creation, sustained growth, and the expansion of trade in the global market. The sector includes individuals and teams working in 3D, advertising, animation, game design, motion graphics, rich media. Web design and video.
Other attending companies at 'Get A Job', include Aquent, Creative Niche, and The Creative Group.
For more information, go to http://www.fitc.ca/getajob/.
FITC 'Get A Job' Event - Dates, Times and Location:
Saturday, April 19, 2008
The Toronto Hilton, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto
12 Noon - Doors open
12 Noon - 3 PM – Agency presentations
3 PM - 3:30 PM - Special presentation by Erik Natzke
3:30 PM - 6 PM - Agency presentations
6 PM - Event Closes
Major FITC Toronto Sponsors:
Adobe, Seneca College, Telefilm Canada, Humber College, Algonquin College, Rich Media Institute, Rich Media Exchange (RMX), The Creative Group, Stock Archive, Thin Data.
About FITC Toronto:
FITC Toronto is where the world's top designers and developers come together to share their insights and expertise across three subject areas: creative, technical and business. Sessions cover all aspects of the creative process, explore the latest developments in rich media technology, and provide insight into the ups and downs of running an Interactive business. This is the 7th year for the festival, which also includes an Awards show, a speakers' series, a large scale interactive art exhibit, and some very cool parties.
FITC (http://www.fitc.ca/) is an international events management company serving the design and technology community with events designed to inspire, educate and challenge. The company's flagship event, FITC Toronto: The Design + Technology Festival is one of the largest and most important events of its kind, attracting participants from around the world. Other events include FITC Amsterdam, FITC Chicago, FITC Hollywood, and FITC Road Shows, a series of one-day conferences, which have visited cities across North America and will be coming to Asia in 2008.