The demand for digital skills continues to grow across the labor market and is infused into new jobs with related skill sets. Many professional and businesses services industries use digital media tools to communicate their messaging through graphic design, advertising, social media campaigns, videography, and more. Reports indicate that 82% of middle-skill jobs are now “digitally intensive.” Incumbent workers need to regularly acquire new digital skills in order to stay ahead of job market changes and to advance in their careers.
With help from the top 10 digital media colleges in the state, the ICT-DM Sector has identified the following digital media skills needed most by those wanting a solid foundation on which to build:
Basic Video Production & Editing
Adobe Creative Cloud
Intro to Visual Communications
Writing for Media/Storytelling
These courses are also the most popular. The ICT Team will continue to advocate the migration of Digital Media from ‘art only’ to a more multipurpose business communication skill.
Los Angeles Region
Orange County Region
South Central Coast Region
San Diego Region
Inland Empire/Desert Region
A new consortium in the Bay Region is bringing together educators, employers, and community partners to meet ICT workforce demand across the area. BayICT launched earlier this fall with the goal of informing and supporting the Bay Area community...
Butte College Partners with Local Tech Startup Incubator Chicostart to Offer Industry Engagement Opportunities
By Wendy Porter, ICT-DM Regional Director, Far North Region Butte College is pleased to have this new chance for students to access the thriving entrepreneurial and tech hub in downtown Chico. Chicostart represents a perfect example of cross-sector...
Since June, nearly 100 students throughout the South Central Coast have received job placements as a result of the region’s Guided Pathways pillar four (ensure learning) approach to work-based learning and employer engagement. Paula Hodge, ICT-DM...
DIGITAL MEDIA MODEL CURRICULUM
There are 4 draft C-ID descriptors for Digital Media:
DGTM 100 X
Introduction to Digital Media
DGTM 110 X
Introduction to Digital Design Principles
DGTM 120 X
Introduction to Social Media
DGTM 130 X
Digital Media Business Basics
View all draft
The Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) for
Graphic Design is currently open for vetting
Draft Model Curriculum for the following digital media disciplines has been vetted:
Digital Film/Video Production
Graphic Design/Print Production
UX User Experience Design Basics
Web Development Basics