Autism Speaks Grant Recipient!
We are so proud to be the recipient of a grant from Autism Speaks, which will help fund our new ArtWORKS program. ArtWORKS is helping young adults acquire the skills needed to be successful in a career in digital media.
This digital art program encompasses both education and vocational support that transforms lives!
With unemployment at 85% for young adults with special needs, we want to help educate those who have aged out of District and move them into digital art and graphic design. We are the hub for creative expression in both fine and digital art and offer hands-on training into today’s digital sphere with real world, not-for-profit clients coming to us for logos, websites and social media opportunities to tell their unique story.
ArtWorks is a program that provides technical training to prepare students for a career in digital art with structured classes that give them the tools needed to be successful in a job after high school and/or post-secondary education. Each student will explore various areas of study to develop essential skills and feel competent in entering today’s competitive job market. Real work experience helps them to incorporate their special abilities and learn and practice the soft skills needed to secure and maintain employment in today’s world of websites, social media, and digital graphic arts.
Opportunities include working in Advertising Agencies, Social Media Companies, Freelance Design/Illustration, Graphic Designer for Corporations, Website Designer, Computer Graphics Departments, and Printing Companies.