UNITY UNVEILS TRAINING PROGRAM FOR AFRICA AT AFRIFF 2019
Afriff2019 film festival closed yesterday but not without making two big announcements, the launch of Nvivo TV and an international collaboration with game-engine development giants, Unity, to train animators and game developers in Nigeria.
Unity, the universal cross-platform game engine developers has partnered with African digital streaming platform Nvivo as authorized training partners for Africans in animation, gaming and VR experiences.
The announcement was made yesterday at the Afriff2019 masterclass by representatives of unity Tomas Karlsson and Tamim Alsaleh.
The opportunities in training and certification
Unity, one of the most widely used development platform in the world with over 3 billion devices reached worldwide and currently positioned as number 7 in the top ten emerging positions on linkedin.
The training which was verified by a visual of the official training partnership certificate from Unity to Nvivo, has been designed with authorised training partners and certified instructors.
Successfully trained stakeholders will receive Unity certifications after a number of exams as verified end-users of the platform to benchmark their user skills and the credential received can be used in the labour market.
Unity is working closely with network partners from Educational institutions and game industry developers to help create an overall training experience that will be relevant and applicable in specific industries.
The levels of certification includes Certified Associate, Certified 3D artist and Certified Professionals, all received after participating in their various training programs.
“We will kickstart the awareness by designing training workshops in Nigeria that cover a diverse range of experiences and different industries,” said Tom Karlsson, head of programmes at Unity.
When asked what the cost of obtaining a license would be, the Unity representative said that in the African region it will be a little less than 500 dollars.
Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies. The engine can be used to create three-dimensional, two-dimensional, virtual reality, and augmented reality games, as well as simulations and other experiences. The engine has been adopted by industries outside video gaming, such as film, automotive, architecture, engineering and construction.