TORONTO (December 4, 2012) – Game On 2.0 at the Ontario Science Centre is an interactive video game exhibition that will engage audiences with the history, culture and future of video gaming entertainment and technology. With triOS College Business Technology Healthcare as the presenting sponsor of Game On 2.0, the public will experience the world of gaming and realize its potential as a rewarding career in Canada.
The Canadian gaming industry continues to blossom and is becoming internationally-known for its strong base of diverse and well-trained talent. As the industry grows however, there will be an increasing shortage of talent across all job categories*. 77 per cent* of Canadian gaming companies are expected to hire new graduates in 2013.
“In the coming years, skilled video game graduates will be in high demand. It is vital to get people thinking about gaming as a viable career option. This partnership with the Ontario Science Centre as the Presenting Sponsor of Game On 2.0, will engage audiences to think about gaming as more than a pastime. Once they discover the career opportunities within this sector, triOS College can provide the most comprehensive video game training to prepare them with in-demand skills that will help them find employment quickly after graduating,” said Stuart Bentley, triOS College President.
At the end of each unit in the triOS gaming program, students are required to complete a game and therefore gain sophisticated knowledge and hands-on experience. Recent graduates have had high placement rates and have gone to work for reputable companies ranging from small indie companies to large, internationally-renowned companies.
During the run of the exhibition, triOS College will showcase a prominent display adjacent to the entrance of the Game On 2.0 exhibition, demonstrating how video games are developed and designed. Game On 2.0 is included with general admission to the Ontario Science Centre. For further information visit www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca or call 416-696-1000.
Game On 2.0 is an exhibition organized and toured by the Barbican Centre which is owned and funded by the City of London Corporation. Game On 2.0 is presented by triOS College. This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. Media Partner: The Toronto Star.
About triOS College Business Technology Healthcare
Since its inception in 1992, triOS College has prepared over 20,000 job-ready graduates for rewarding careers. triOS originated as a technology education provider and has now grown to offer programs in business, law, technology and healthcare. Students receive a career-focused approach to education and have internships included in most programs.
With technology engrained within its roots, triOS is committed to providing the most relevant and up-to-date curriculum available. The recent revitalization of its technology programs; including Video Game Design & Development and Video Game Design Technologies, is a testament to the college’s goal of producing skilled graduates that will meet the needs of employers in the marketplace.
triOS is the proud recipient of numerous distinctions including being named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies two years in a row. triOS has nine campus locations across Southern Ontario and is registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act of Ontario. More information about triOS College may be found at www.trios.com, www.getintothegame.ca, Facebook:www.facebook.com/groups/trioscollege/ Or Twitter: www.twitter.com/trioscollegeBTH.
About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve, enriching people’s lives and understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed over 45 million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for Science Centres around the world. It is the public centre for innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology, aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Please visit us at www.Ontariosciencecentre.ca. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OntarioScienceCentre. Twitter: @OntScienceCtr. YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OntarioScienceCentre.
* Source: Secor Consulting Group’s Canada’s Entertainment Software Industry in 2011, a study commissioned by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC)