Computer animation and graphical industry training for students and workers

The Advanced Technology Centre for computer animation, graphic design and printing industries, which opened in Brussels in June 2012, fosters social inclusion, jobs, education and training. It provides specialist, targeted and certified training covering the full range of tools and technology used during the entire graphic design process.

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Printing press at the Advanced Technology Centre for computer animation and graphic design.© Printing press at the Advanced Technology Centre for computer animation and graphic design.©

" The Centre provides specific training on all types of graphic technology, including computing for media production. It is fitted with the latest equipment so that all of our trainees have access to practical training which takes place under the same conditions which they would encounter in the workplace. "

Michel Boumal, Advanced Technology Centre Educational Inspector

The centre has set up dedicated premises fitted with state of the art equipment for the training courses, which cover printing, computer animation and audio-visual production. Printing work entails offset and digital printing and finishing, including cutting, folding and stapling. Students have access to offset and digital printing presses, a plate setter and a cutting table.

Computer animation and audiovisual production training

Work on computer animation covers computer graphics, multimedia creation, desktop publishing and computer-aided design. Up to 30 students at a time can work on computers equipped with pre-press, animation and multimedia software. This facility can also host more general IT training sessions.

Audiovisual production training covers digital motion capture and 3D production. Trainees are able to use three of the main motion capture technologies currently in use, namely: inertial motion capture solutions, infra-red optical systems and depth-based capture technology.

The Centre became fully operational in the second half of 2013 and has thus far provided 828 hours of training for 330 learners. When working to its full potential, it is expected to extend its capacity up to 1 245 trainees a year, including teachers, higher and further education students, job-seekers, apprentices and workers. Of these places, 25 % are reserved for workers and job seekers.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Centre de Technologies Avancées – Infographie et industries graphiques” is EUR 953 000, of which the EU’s European Regional Development Fund is contributing EUR 476 500 from the Operational Programme “Brussels Capital Region” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period.

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