As students studying in Seneca's Mechanical Engineering Technician (Tool Design) program at Jane Campus, the twin brothers were always confident they would be in high demand when they graduated. But they never imagined their machining skills would lead them to the entertainment business.
On a daily basis Fabrizio and Stefano use their Seneca training to design and machine devices used in elaborate special effects scenes for film and television productions.
"This is probably the best job in the world," Fabrizio says. "To be completely honest, we had no idea that this type of opportunity existed for people with our skill sets."
When Fabrizio and Stefano enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Technician (Tool Design) program their goal was to work in the manufacturing industry, and for almost a year everything was going according to plan.
The brothers went to work as mechanists in a shop in Toronto where they were applying everything that was taught to them at the Centre for Advanced Technologies. Their fellow workers were in awe of their ability to operate the shop's tools, which included CNC (computer numerical control) machines and equipment.