Trebas Graduates Honoured at Career Colleges of Ontario Awards Gala

Posted on June 23rd, 2016 - Written by: Trebas Toronto

Trebas staff joins grads Shea Al-Khair (second left) and Natalia Kozimor (second right) at the gala

Trebas staff joins grads Shea Al-Khair (second left) and Natalia Kozimor (second right) at the gala

We at Trebas Institute know how wonderful our graduates are—and leading academic organizations recognize it too! We are very proud to announce that two of our grads have been named Graduates of the Year by the prestigious association, Career Colleges of Ontario (CCO).

Trebas grads Natalia Kozimor and Shea Al-Khair were celebrated for their hard work and success at CCO’s recent red carpet award ceremony in Toronto’s Blue Mountain Resort.

Natalia (from our event management school) was named Outstanding Graduate in Business/Business Administration Management. Her extensive volunteerism and determination to succeed set her apart as a leader in her field, and a highly deserving CCO award candidate.

Starting off with baby steps, Natalia volunteered at local community events, learned her trade on our Toronto campus, and eventually became involved in organizing some of the city’s biggest events. She earned an internship with the Toronto Metro Convention Centre through her studies at Trebas and now works for the centre full-time.

Shea (from our film production college) was named Outstanding Graduate in Applied Arts. Another Trebas student who went above and beyond his course work, Shea’s shining personality, positive outlook, and love for cinematography got him noticed by CCO.

Like Natalia, Shea earned employment through his Trebas internship. The video technology company ‘Vistek’ was quick to hire Shea after he impressed Vistek’s marketing team with his passion and post-production expertise. (You can read more about Shea’s well-earned success here.)

From all of us at Trebas Institute, congratulations Shea and Natalia!

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Trebas DJ & Music Arts Professor Plays Halftime at NBA Quarter Finals

Posted on June 13th, 2016 - Written by: Trebas Toronto

DJ Grouch backs Maestro Fresh Wes at the Raptors vs. Cavaliers NBA Finals

DJ Grouch backs Maestro Fresh Wes at the Raptors vs. Cavaliers NBA Finals

Along with the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers, one of our very own instructors hit the hardwood at the recent quarterfinal round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals.

Oscar Betancourt, teacher at Trebas’ Audio Engineering and Production/DJ Arts training and Music Production program, was invited to perform a half-time set for a packed crowd at Toronto’s Air Canada Center. As DJ Grouch, Oscar backed the “godfather of Canadian Hip Hop” himself, Maestro Fresh Wes.

“I’m stoked and honoured,” wrote DJ Grouch when announcing this gig to his fans over Instagram.

It was an exciting opportunity for our DJ Arts instructor, but not out-of-the-ordinary: this month alone he’s also played impressive sets for both Lulaworld and CBC Music Festivals. It’s his hands-on experience and commitment to his craft that make him such a valued presence on Trebas’ Toronto campus.

When not rubbing shoulders with LeBron James and DeMar DeRozan, you can find DJ Grouch here in the DJ training studio introducing students to a range of recording techniques and state-of-the-art audio equipment. Those with an ear for high-quality track mixing and boundary-pushing soundscapes are welcome to come and join in.

Would you like to work with DJ Grouch and his fellow instructors at a top DJ training college?

Visit Trebas to learn about getting started.

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Trebas Institute Film Students Get 1st Professional Credits

Posted on October 5th, 2012 - Written by: Josée Daigneault

Film/TV Dept Head, Kalman Szegvary (Cannibal Rollerbabes, Abattoir) and Sarah Fisher (who currently stars as Becky on the TV Series Degrassi) attend the TIFF Celebrity BBQ at the Norman Jewision (CFC) Canadian Film Centre. Szegvary is currently developing a professional link between Trebas Institute and the Canadian Film Centre.

Recently, Kal directed Sarah’s first music video, “You Weaken Me” along with cinematographer Francois Aubry CFC and Trebas film students who assisted with the production. This enabled our Trebas students to get their first professional credits. The video is currently available on iTunes and will be on MTV and MuchMusic over the coming year.

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Trebas Toronto Celebrates Student Volunteer Experience

Posted on August 31st, 2012 - Written by: Josée Daigneault

We’re so proud of our Audio student, Victoria Wicks – yes the same one who contributes to our blog – for taking the initiative to gain experience through volunteering. We asked her what she’s been doing, and here’s what she had to say:

“Well, I did a couple things… the first day I was asked to do the sound for the third and final day of shooting for a comedic short. It was a speed dating spoof and the majority of it was improvised. Took place in a gallery downtown on a swelter 40-degree day, but we made it through with very minimal hiccups. It went so smoothly that the producer asked me to join his team the next day when they were filming a full short film in the east end. It was a zombie short that a friend of mine (who had been the director the day before and my “in” to all this) had written. We had such a blast, and it was a pleasure to work with everyone involved. Woot.”

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Martin Matulis Shoots at Trebas

Posted on May 8th, 2012 - Written by: Trebas Toronto

What a great surprise! Hollywood Actor Martin Matulis called on May 2, 2012, and asked if he could shoot his audition tape for submission for a role in a LA series right here in our film studio. He is in town visiting Toronto and needed to do this up fast. Film Dept Head Kal… Szegvary has activated the Trebas Film team and he was put in the studio to do this during this morning’s directing workshop. Marti plays a part in the new Men In Black 3 movie coming out soon!

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