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New ACMI education partnership in a class of its own

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Digital learning labs and school-based programs focused on emerging technology will be created from a major philanthropic partnership unveiled at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

Victorian Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley welcomed a $650,000 contribution from Gandel Philanthropy, which will benefit students across Victoria.

The digital labs and workshops at ACMI’s Federation Square site will feature cutting-edge technology, promote media and screen literacy, and will be named after the philanthropic group.

Staffed by creative industry experts, the labs will give students and teachers world-class learning environments and access to resources not available in most classrooms.

ACMI estimates the partnership will help double student visitation to its Federation Square site over the next three years, to 140,000 students annually.

The partnership will also see ACMI use its industry expertise to support tech schools in regional Victoria over the next three years, with a program focused on building skills in entrepreneurship, digital game design and emerging jobs and technologies.

The ACMI Tech School program will commence in 2019 at Geelong Tech School with more schools to follow.

Gandel Philanthropy’s donation is part of ACMI’s redevelopment project, ACMI Re/new, beginning 24 May 2019 and complements the Victorian Government’s $36.6 million investment in the project.

Source: Vic Government

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