Quick Facts

Service type: Employment, Youth
Eligibility: Eligibility: Black youth (age 21 – 29) living in the Greater Toronto Area and not currently working or attending school. Clients must be comfortable using digital technology
Delivery: Virtual
Fee: Free
Program dates: This 23-week program is offered once a year. The next cohort starts in June.

Program Description

This 23-week program gives participants a competitive edge as they launch careers in digital tech. Students learn techniques like digital compositing, the process of assembling multiple images to make a final image for print, motion picture or screen display. These are essential skills for post-production work in media.


Industry professionals teach the fundamentals of Nuke software, a node-based digital compositing application, including rotoscoping, keying, painting, compositing in 3-D element, tracking and projection. Students participate in a six-week paid work placement at a local studio. For the duration of the program and work placement, each participant is equipped with a high-end laptop, second monitor and Nuke software, free of cost.



Supporting resources


Watch a sample reel of past student work.


Support this program


VFX program graduates and those with Nuke software experience can apply for Teaching Assistant positions. Please contact Ilham Khandid at [email protected].

Client Testimonials

Vincent Kazibwe


"I was pretty lost a while ago. But with the help of my caseworker, I found CEE and their VFX program and I was hooked. For the first time in a long, long time, I feel good about myself and what I'm doing. And most important, I'm hopeful for the future."

How you can support

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Ready to participate?



Applicants are required to submit a basic visual arts portfolio (cell phone pictures and photo edits may be included). To register, please contact Danielle Williams ([email protected]) at the CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals.


To speak with a WoodGreen staff member prior to registering, please contact:


Contact Information

Ilham Hassan Khandid

Employment Case Counsellor

(437) 226-0603




Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
6:30PM to 9:30PM

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