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Camosun College is receiving $150,000 to facilitate the potential development of an on-campus film studio for its students.
“This funding is a great first step in determining how students at Camosun College could benefit from a new film studio on the south Island through unique skills training opportunities,” said Murray Rankin, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head.
“Our region has stunning locations and skilled people, and I’m pleased to see this investment in exploring the potential benefits to students of competitive sound stages.”
Construction of a film studio could provide invaluable local hands-on training opportunities for Camosun students, particularly in the construction and skilled trades – carpenters, electricians and plumbers.
In addition, local trades could bid on contracts and businesses that provide support services during construction, such as excavation and hauling and delivery services.
The college is also setting up an advisory committee that will assist with the planning process.
Upon completion of planning work, Camosun will evaluate the results of the plan to determine the best next steps.