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TV Cogeco Training for SHSM Students

SHSM Cogeco Traning
Andrew Hurt operates the HD video camera as part of the TV Cogeco Game of the Week production of the football games between the Holy Cross Crusaders and the Bayridge Blazers.

On Friday, September 19th, twenty Specialist High Skills Majors in Information and Communications Technology students successfully completed a training course in mobile television production. In partnership with TV Cogeco, Holy Cross SHSM students had the opportunity to receive instruction on the use of Cogeco's $600,000 mobile television production van. Students acquired experience operating High Definition video cameras valued at $70,000! Students also operated a professional audio mixing board and graphics generator.

After receiving four hours of instructions, students completed their MTP certification with an additional five hours applying their knowledge in a practical application. Students produced the first 2014 KASSAA "Game of the Week", video recording the Junior and Senior football games vs Bayridge (which HC won!). The games aired three times on cable TV channel 13 and digital channel 700 the following Sunday and Monday. Students gained tremendous knowledge and skills in professional television production and they were very energized from the "live" experience.

The Holy Cross Specialist High Skills Major in Information and Communications Technology program is offered to students in Grades 11 and 12. The program provides students with additional knowledge, skills and experience in Communications Technology. Students receive six certifications such as CPR and First Aid. They also participate on "Reach Ahead" experiences visiting studios such as the National Film Board and colleges and universities such as Ryerson. At graduation SHSM students receive a special "Red Seal" diploma. The SHSM program prepares students for future success in post-secondary school studies and the workplace. If a student is interested in pursuing a career in communications technology they are recommended to join the HC SHSM program! Please contact Mr. John Esford in Room 218 for more information.