PETAL et al. (Professional Entertainment Technology Arts Leaders)
PETAL et al. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides immersive learning programs, skills development and leadership training in entertainment technology arts. Our goal is to help create more opportunities for technology arts career seekers, and help them develop the skills necessary to get them there. We encourage and provide to those that have a passionate interest in the field with innovative and immersive learning opportunities, mentoring services, world class trainers, industry insiders and experts with expertise and track records in the industry.
The mission of PETAL et al. is to provide innovative training, mentoring and leadership skills for those not having the know-how or available resources to pursue their career goals in the entertainment technology arts industry. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and all of our projects will provide a diverse group of people, the necessary job skills development, hands-on learning, portfolio enhancement and collaborative networking to increase their potential for employment in the entertainment technology arts industry by creating bridges of opportunity. We will do this by partnering with industry leaders, educators, organizations and corporations for the development of programs to make jobs in the industry more tangible.
The vision of PETAL et al. and its founders is to inspire entertainment technology artists to push creativity, passion and their skills to the limit while utilizing productivity tools and practicing good business etiquette, whereas prospective employers will be on the look-out for and reach-out for talent coming out of PETAL et al.’s extensive and intensive program to help students pursue their goals.
“People will remember you for what you gave, not what you had.” – Pamela McMillan
Pamela McMillan and Clarence McMillan have dedicated their lives to inspiring others with creativity, dedication and passion for technology and the visual arts. They are technology, art and communications leaders with over twenty years of experience. And they have shared their knowledge and expertise freely with others. They have always championed, mentored and brought out the best in those around them. They are passionate about instructing, troubleshooting, inspiring, helping and empowering those looking for a way to make the best of themselves and their lives by helping them identify and cultivate their talents.
The PETAL et al. Board and staff support Pamela and Clarence McMillan in their endeavors and commitment to the community. They are steadfastly making a difference in the lives of those that take on the challenges, the training and benefits that the program provides; which consists of:
Video Game Design and Development
Mobile Applications Design and Development
Interactive Entertainment Media, Animation and Visual Effects
Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence