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​​For Creatives, Designers, Coders, Innovators, Builders

Please get in touch with your school principal to register.

Tech Hub Exch​ange​​

In partnership with New Media Manitoba, students develop Interactive Digital Media (IDM) skills from industry experts. Students spend a semester every afternoon in the Exchange District developing skills in IDM that are guided by mentors and leaders at New Media Manitoba. 

Students will explore various areas of IDM while finishing the program with a project of their choice. These projects include but not limited to: 

  • 3D Modelling 
  • Concept Art
  • Game Design​
  • Level Design
  • Game Project
Content delivered can vary from semester to semester depending on the interests of the class. Some topics can include:
  • Digital Art (2D and 3D)
  • Programming Theory
  • Game Design
  • Production Workflows
This program is offered every semester, where students earn two High school ICT credits based on their learning plans. We currently offer this program at  New Media Manitoba (62 Albert Street), Monday to Friday, from 1 to 3 PM. 

Tech H​ub Met 

In partnership with New Media Manitoba, students learn how to develop interactive digital media from industry experts in a natural studio focusing on Unreal Engine. Students spend Tuesdays and Thursdays on their internship days to create projects that mentors guide with the focus on the following: ​​

Morning (Interactive Digital Media Foundations)

Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Foundations is meant to provide the necessary building blocks in various areas of IDM. ​

This includes:

  • Digital Art (2D & 3D)
  • Programming Theory 
  • Game Design
  • Sound
  • Production Workflows

Students will get an introductory look into all the above areas of study and be granted time to explore interests and develop these skills, as they will use them for a final project as part of their grade. This final project carries through both classes as students will be utilizing the skills they explore and develop in the mornings, as a supplement to the tool they'll be using in the afternoon for the development of this final project. 

Students who are more advanced will be able to explore more advanced topics of their area of interest with the instructor acting as a mentor. This time will be part of the time granted for exploration and development. 

Afternoon (Unreal Engine Training & Application)

Unreal Engine Training & Application is meant to provide an introductory look into the industry tool Unreal Engine which is used for projects such as but not limited to:

  • Game Development
  • Virtual Production
  • Architectural Visualization
  • Concept Art

Students will utilize Unreal Engine (Version 4.27.2) in order to develop skills such as:

  • Visual Scripting
  • Environment Design & Development
  • Technical Art
    • Animation (Cinematics)
    • Post-Processing
    • Shader Development
    • Optimization
  • ​Production Pipelines

Students will utilize Unreal Engine (Version 4.27.2) to create a final project in their area of interest. Students will be shown examples of how this can be achieved regardless of their interest (Art, Programming, Design, Sound, etc.). The instructor will act as a mentor for this final project, and oversee the process and development of the final product done with Unreal Engine. This is so students can finish their projects to the best of their abilities. 

Tech Hub After School

Develop programming and interactive digital media skills after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Earn High School ICT and University Applied Computer Science credits from the University of Winnipeg while learning from industry leaders and post-secondary faculty.  Develop your own projects in cutting-edge technology and learn how to use programs like Scratch, Blender and Adobe Photoshop to create your projects. 

After School Tech Hub Tuesday:  Dual credit program with the University of Winnipeg.
Semester 1 students take CMP42U and get a University C​redit in ACS 1453
Semester 2 students take PRG42U and get a University Credit in ACS 1805

After School Tech Hub Thursday: is a Video Game Development Night with Industry Mentors where students are engaged in various parts of Game Dev, from Sound Creation, Digital Art Design and the basics of generating code.
This is a full-year class, and students leave with the EDM10S credit.

Open to grades 9 – 12. Full-year after-school program. This program is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 PM to 6 PM at Maples and Garden City Collegiate. 

Tech Hub M​iddle Years 

Introduce basic programming and interactive digital media skills after school on Wednesdays. This program runs 8-10 week blocks on rotation throughout the school year and is offered in all middle-year schools. These programs include: 

Lego Cogmation Robotics:

Microsoft and Lego have teamed together to build a simplified learning tool to teach kids how to build robots virtually in real-time. Students learn coding fundamentals for all stem subjects in the building and playing process. (Video)

Minecraft Education:

Minecraft Education is a game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. This program introduces students to computer science concepts using block coding in Minecraft. (Video)

Contact Information

Monica Gadsby 

Tech Hub Coordinator