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Toronto Mayor John Tory attended the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) and Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO) organized by TAAFI I x CASO Animation VFX Job Fair yesterday at George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus, Toronto.
TAAFI, a not- for profit oprganization, founded in 2002, hostsindustry-related public events and film festivals with an aim to aim to connect animation artists and expose them to unique opportunities.
CASO is also not-for-profit association with a platform where Ontario's animation and visual effects industry can have a competitive edge in the world.
This job fair was attended by John Tory including over 1000 participants from than 25 animation studio to mark the industry’s rapid growth within the city.
Tory greatly applauded the hospitality of George Brown Campus Waterfront Campus for hosting this unique event and added that he felt proud to have been given a chance to attend it.
Talking about his awakening experience in India, Tory said India was one among the best countries in the world to have achieved technological advancement in the field of computer animation.
Tory had very optimistic opinion about the digital media and in particular about computer animation.
He felt proud of Toronto's great achievements in this field and said,“ You do not have to go anywhere from Toronto. You can access any part of the world with digital computer animation.”
Regarding diversity of Toronto, Tory said that people around the world were aware that Toronto was different and with its high calibre of training and education produces role models,
While addressing the large gathering of students and professionals Tory said, Toronto’s animation program is “one of the top schools of the world, if not the top school”.
Toronto, a diverse city, offers a variety of jobs in the current field and added one does not know where the opportunities would take them. Tory said the media has the expertise and the knowledge of legacy leading to great expansion in their careers.
At present over 7,000 artists are employed, which comes to 300 percent increase since 2011. TAAFI and CASO are expecting an additional 30 percent growth in this industry.
TAAFI I x CASO Animation VFX Job Fair was a free and unique recruitment fair connecting top studios with Canada's best animation, visual effects, gaming students and professionals from across Ontario and Toronto and its near by cities, popularly known as GTA.
This event consisted a studio and recruiting booths where job seekers could register, an Interview Zone, where recruiters meet one-on-one with potential candidates, set-up with 12 round tables, each with four chairs, and high-speed WiFi, and The Presentation Zone for inspirational and informative talks for attendees and recruiters.
Tory concluded his presentation speech by wishing all the students and professionals best of luck in their varied chosen fields.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
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