From kindergarten to graduation, career development, and retirement, one can never really complete the journey of learning. Learning from different people in a broad range of institutions is essential for success. At VG, we believe in the power of collaborative education because it brings students knowledge and skills from an entire spectrum of perspectives. In addition, through collaboration, education resources can be much more accessible, affordable, and efficient.
Visionary Group has established a unique education system that primarily engages collaboration in education. The ultimate goal is to build a platform in which schools, educators, prospective students, and enrolled students are closely connected to ensure a seamless flow of knowledge, educational assets, and resources. Specifically, the following collaboration mechanisms have been established:
(1) Collaboration with education providers:
We have partnered with 24 colleges and universities with our six owned schools (High School, College, and Vocational education). It gives our graduated students with the possibility and opportunity for higher education.
(2) Collaboration with global education partners, including China and India:
We are building up a network of joint schools in which the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) curriculum is structured. It allows students to apply for higher education in universities from 195 countries.
(3) Collaboration with top universities on joint graduate programs and research:
Through our own Visionary University Town, we collaborate with universities from the globe on cutting-edge research. The Center of Excellence for Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship offers comprehensive assistance to researchers in the process of commercial exploitation of their research outcomes.
(4) Collaboration with industrial partners:
Our vocational education and college programs are tightly integrated with the relevant industries. Our teaching curriculum and resources are often updated and modified to the latest technological development in the industry. In addition, students are given the opportunity for internship and experiential learning in the related industry.
Assisted by this collaboration, Visionary Group offers high-quality education at a broad range of levels, including secondary school, college, university undergraduate and graduate, and vocational education. Prospective students can be admitted at a time most suitable for them. Once the students enroll in any of our programs, they are given a wide range of resources and opportunities to pursue their career success and personal achievement.
Projects that are currently in operation at VUT
The VUT core competitive advantage is its high-level teaching quality and innovative spirit. In
order to build the project up to a well recognized Canadian education brand, and to best serve
society, VEDU integrates global educational resources, especially with famous universities in
Canada. Several forms of cooperation serve to accelerate the implementation and development
of the strategy internationalization of the visionary education brand.
The current projects operating at University Town are the following:
Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design
MTM Animation, formerly known as Max the Mutt Animation School, and Studio M) was founded in 1997 as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 with the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (Registration number is:101408). MTM Animation is located in Toronto, Canada.
MTM Animation offers three 4-year college diploma programs, including Animation, Concept Art, and Illustration & Storytelling for Sequential Arts. The curriculum is largely designed, regularly reviewed and updated by working professionals. Most faculty are working professionals. Additionally, MTM Animation also regularly offers short-term workshops and training courses.
Over the last 25 years, MTM Animation has produced thousands of graduates who have become a major working force in the animation industry. Many of these graduates have joined top animation studios or created their own studios. The market demand has been rapidly expanding.
Max the Mutt offer a variety of exciting digital, animation, and art workshops and courses outside our diploma programs. We have courses that appeal to those from every background – from the complete beginner, to the occasional hobbyist, to the working professional. We pride ourselves on the quality of our offerings, and all of our courses are held to the same high standard as our diploma programs.
MTM Animation has established an agreement with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (referred to as Duncan College) for collaborative education. MTM Animation students can be admitted to Duncan College for 1-year master program after they have successfully complete the 4-year study in MTM Animation. This is known as “4+1 program”. MTM Animation is also developing “2+2 program” with a few Canadian public universities in disciplines related to animation and art education. Under a 2+2 program, MTM Animation students can directly transfer to a public university for the remaining 2 years of study for Bachelor’s degree after they have completed the first 2 years of study at MTM Animation.
Max the Mutt is a famous animation school in North America. “The Rookies” has ranked Max the Mutt 1st in North America and 3rd worldwide for Digital Illustration, for their 2017 School of the Year Official World Rankings. Gamedesigning.org list Max the Mutt as the Top Animation School in Canada in 2021. MTM Animation programs have already developed exceptional reputation both nationally and internationally. This largely enhances MTM’s opportunity to attract top talented students from the globe.
VEDU acquired the control of Conbridge, and we plan to expand their program offerings and partnerships. The rapid pace at which we have expanded and plan to continue expanding in the future may place substantial demands on our management, faculty, administrators, operational, technological and other resources.
Conbridge College is currently negotiating 1+2, 2+1 business administration credit transfer programs with the Centennial College in Toronto, which has the largest number of international students in Canada.
Dorset College Toronto
Dorset College was established in 1981, Dorset College has for many years provided exceptional post-secondary education to international students. The college’s motto, “Excellence in Education,” reflects the high quality of instruction offered to students. Dorset College places the needs of students first by providing a friendly environment that emphasizes academic success. Students come from around the globe to take advantage of Dorset College’s unique and diverse community.
We operate two colleges, Conbridge College of Business and Technology and Dorset College-Toronto Campus, that offer college diploma programs, short-term training courses, vocational training programs, and collaborative education in partnership with public colleges and universities (1+3 and 2+2 programs) for bachelor’s degrees. We also have an agreement to acquire MTM, which offers the same types of programs.
University of Saskatchewan Pathway Program
Dorset College has signed an agreement with the University of Saskatchewan for credit transfer, including entry into degree programs. The University of Saskatchewan has secured, and continues to pursue, transfer articulation agreements with domestic and international post-secondary institutions, allowing for more options and flexibility for transfer students.
Dorset College and the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business have expanded their partnership agreement to include the Edwards Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The Edwards MBA is a transformational experience that focuses on team building, leadership and business strategy. It can be completed in as short as 12 months if taken full time, or part time in up to 36 months.
Starting in fall 2019, students who successfully complete the Dorset PGSA can apply for the Edwards MBA program and further their studies while enhancing their knowledge of both the Canadian and Saskatchewan business environment and economy. Applicants will also be eligible for the Edwards MBA Internship Program (EMIP), which is an 8-month work experience designed for students with little or no Canadian work experience in their desired field.
Under the background of economic globalization, the internationalization of higher education has become the mainstream trend of educational development. Higher education in all countries is developing towards popularization, high-tech, lifelong and marketization. Technology is widely used in these fields of education. It has promoted the sharing of global higher education resources, broke the time and space boundaries of higher education, and fully realized simulation teaching has greatly accelerated the innovation of traditional higher education. VEDU will increase investment and innovation in educational technology in its future development, effectively integrate AI, AR, VR, big data, blockchain technology and digital economy with traditional higher education, and improves educational results and students’ interest in learning efficiency. VEDU continuously provides high-quality education courses and leading professions to the society and create the world’s most advanced education industry digital asset platform, VUT is currently actively promoting
MTM MOOC & Blockchain Animation Game IP Trading Centr
The Canadian media industry is well developed. The various professional staff, equipment, and later technical special effects for TV and film production are all complete. Hollywood’s special effects are all outsourced to Canadian companies. The animation and game industry has a vital position in the Canadian industrial development chain. Due to the scarcity of professional talents and the continuous development of related industries, the animation and game industry will have huge development potential and room for growth for a long time in the future. Canada brings together the world’s most famous industry brands, such as Activision, Disney, Electronic Arts (EA), Eidos, Koei, Microsoft Games, and other companies.
The Canadian animation and game market is very mature. Under the influence of the North American Hollywood film industry, there is a large gap in Canadian animation and game design and production talents. Once student graduated, such talents will become sought-after talents for major animation and game production companies. The Canadian animation and game major can not only learn the cutting-edge technology of the times, obtain high-paying employment, but also immigrate to Canada.
The cloud animation and game industry transaction become a new direction for future development, and the market prospect is in huge potential with an output value of more than hundreds of billions. Canada has the world’s most advanced animation and game courses and teachers and the most comprehensive industry chain. At the same time, the Canadian government also strongly supports and encourages the development of the animation and game industry, in order to promote Canada’s advanced animation and game courses to the world and develop for the society More excellent animation game IPs will promote students’ entrepreneurship. VEDU will create “MTM MOOC & Blockchain Animation Game IP Trading Center” that integrates learning on the cloud, trading on the cloud and interaction on the cloud. Highlight the application of modern technology elements such as cloud classroom, big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain encryption technology and VR, and provide integrated and comprehensive services for visionary students, animation and game industry enterprises and professionals.
IIn order to promote the rapid development of University Town and provide more international students with high-quality education products to meet the needs of the Canadian education market, VEDU is in discussion with many universities.
VEDU has carried out multi-faceted and multi-level cooperation negotiations, introducing specialisation and curricula into the VUT, opening regional campuses, 2+2 joint programs, co-operative programs, and mutual recognition of credits. The cooperation of universities or pre-master’s courses and master’s doctoral teaching centre will realise the strategic goals of VEDU’s higher education in the near future.
International Science and Technology Cooperation Center
The Visionary International Science and Technology Center (VIST) is established to create a place of inspiring and supporting innovation, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship. It provides top scientists and engineers from both Canada and the globe with the state-of-the-art physical facilities, financial resources, and industrial connections in advancing their research and technology transfer. The ultimate goal of this center is to bridge research and application for the advancement of humanity. In long-term, VIST will be open to support a very broad range of disciplines, however, during the first phase of development, the following will be the focused areas:
- Artificial Intelligence and applications in industry, transportation, and education.
- Block chain technology and applications in education and entertainment.
- Advanced materials and applications in construction and transportation.
- Sustainable construction methods and technologies.
- Advance technologies and solutions for intelligent buildings and cities.
VIST provides major services to researchers and technology developers, including Science and Technology Support (STS), Financial and Resources Support (FSS), Technology Transfer Services (TTS), and Spin-Off & Entrepreneurship Services (SES). VIST and researchers work in partnership to advance research and to explore commercial applications. The diagram illustrates how this partnership works.