If you want to continue to learn and build on your digital resume, another great gem in this city of ours is in the Kennedy and Eglinton area. The ProTech Media Centre is steps away from the subway and it’s currently offering members of the public lessons and workshops on Photoshop, Website Design, Animation and Video Editing for free.
The ProTech Media Centre has been around since 2009. It’s another great place that isn’t well known but a must to check out. The centre has a combination of friendly staff, along with access to software and hardware that is expensive and hard to find. Plenty of class time scheduled along with drop in hours for you to practice what you learned and apply it to your own personal projects. And all of it is free of charge.
Workshops that are customize to support customers with none or limited skills with operating a computer, the internet and Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Moderate level lessons on social media sites and more advanced workshops on Adobe Photoshop, AfterEffects and Premiere (video editing). In addition to the computers and software, other tools available in the centre include cameras, scanners and a printer.
The centre currently has 13 computers available to the public and theirs hours vary depending on the time and day of the week. Staff are available during these hours for support. A few members of the Toronto Public Library staff paid them a visit just this week and we’re happy to report that in a short time, the centre is getting rolled out with some new equipment and software, so that’s even more of a reason to drop by.
The centre itself is located in the Kennedy/Eglinton Branch, the centre is an amazing destination that provides youth with opportunities to develop their skills and interests, advance their education, and explore their creativity. Not a far walk from the Kennedy subway station. It’s not run by the Toronto Public Library, but managed and operated by Tropicana Community Services. A great organization that has been providing youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage and others in need with opportunities and alternatives that lead to success and positive life choices.
For more information about the ProTech Media Centre, schedule and classes, click here.
Be sure to check it out.