Klamath IDEA Talk: Innovation Goes Digital

7/8/2015 12:00:00 AM
The next Klamath IDEA, featuring an overview of KCC’s new Digital Media and Design Program, is July 14, 6 p.m., at the Gaucho Collective, 1038 Main Street. 
Doug Kirby, Program Leader will speak on the new Digital Media and Design Program at KCC as well as provide examples of local innovation and entrepreneurship.  These examples go to the heart of the new program.
“We want our students to be trained with the best media and technology skills and be fully prepared to compete for these jobs. We also want their inspiration to prepare them to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, whether it is here locally, or in a larger market” says Kirby.  He went on to say, “This innovative program will inspire students to explore multiple pathways for their careers.”
Kirby believes that innovation is a learned skill and studying entrepreneurship helps create a mindset that fosters and makes all this possible.
Students will learn how to search out problems in the marketplace and then, back in the classroom, design solutions. Students enrolled in this new program will participate in a series of classes that teach them how to be thought leaders and master some the newest technologies found at any leading college or university; video production, mobile app development, graphics for design, web page design, and the newest -- augmented reality (AR).
Kirby also sits on the Executive Board of the Klamath IDEA in Klamath Falls, and leads the weekly Klamath Entrepreneurs Meet-up group.
Get an update on the new KCC Digital Media and Design Program from Kirby and learn about some local innovation and entrepreneurship efforts his program has supported, all followed by the opportunity for you to engage in stimulating conversation over good food and drink.
Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development and Energize Acceleration) is a non-profit organization dedicated to foster and enhance the entrepreneurial spirit in Klamath County.  The organization regularly hosts gatherings that bring together Entrepreneurs (of all ages). Business Owners, Innovationists and Supporting resources under one roof to hear about and discuss opportunities, needs, and great ideas for starting a business, expanding a business, and getting support to begin the process.
For more information about the meeting call 541-884-8332, visit online at
http://klamath.org/community-initiatives/idea, or email robjellesed@klamathidea.org

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