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June 10, 2015

College to Host Digital Media Educators Conference June 11 & 12

Subject: College of the Canyons is hosting this special event for Information and Communication Technologies and Digital Media faculty in the California Community College system. 

In an age when technology and media are woven into the fabric of the modern workplace, digital literacy is a crucial element in even entry-level jobs. This conference, which has attracted faculty from across the state, will focus on the growing role of media in the workplace, and equipping faculty with skills, information and technology needed to prepare students for careers in a wide array of industries.  

Event: The two-day conference will feature workshops, speakers and networking events that highlight the growing digitalization of business through virtualization, the cloud, media production, mobile devices, service management and information collaboration. 

Breakout sessions in five tracks will focus on career pathways for digital media occupations, entrepreneurship and jobs where digital skills combine with other skills for gainful employment.  

In particular, the Digital Media in Industry track will focus on healthcare, science, marketing, manufacturing, agriculture and entertainment.

A separate Educator Tips and Techniques track will address issues and best practices for teaching digital media for business in the community college and high school setting.

Keynote speaker Diane Domeyer of Robert Half, the world’s first and largest staffing firm, will kick off the festivities at 9 a.m. Thursday. 

Ben Bradley of Burning Glass Technologies will serve as keynote speaker at 8:30 a.m. Friday. 

Members of the media are welcome to attend any part of the conference.  

When: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11 and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 12

Location: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

Contact: Paula Hodge