First Creative Community Education Forum to happen in downtown Asheville

March 28, 2017

A-B Tech Digital Media Faculty present information, invite discussion

Digital Media Technology (DME) instructors at A-B Tech's Asheville campus are hosting a short informational program and open forum from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 3 at Habitat Tavern & Commons. Local business owners as well as digital media professionals are invited to listen and share their thoughts and experiences at the first Creative Community Education Forum.

"We train students for jobs, but digital media jobs have changed a lot since we started this program in 2004,” said DME instructor Jonathan Ross.

Technologies and trends drive the changes in the job market for students, and preparing for complex and flexible creative work is challenging. New jobs and types of job emerge as the market changes. Local business people and creative professionals can help educators focus on the skills students need as workers. Guests at the Creative Community Education Forum will learn how the DME program can connect them with employees and interns and share their thoughts on the program curriculum.

Instructors Ben Goliwas, Constance Humphries, and Jonathan Ross will present information about classes, teaching philosophies, technologies, and student success. Other speakers will include former students now working in Asheville and Western North Carolina. The last portion of the forum will be reserved for questions and discussion.

"We want to engage in a looser, low-commitment and casual space and build something that doesn't just benefit our students, but also the Asheville community at large," said Goliwas. “After this first event, we'll be hosting more open forums that address other professional issues to help us all grow as a creative community."
For more information, contact the Digital Media Technology department at or view the event on facebook at Habitat Tavern & Commons is located at 174 Broadway, Asheville, NC 28801.


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