Watch out for further details about this forthcoming event we are running to discuss the results from some of our recent research conducted for the Policy and Evidence Centre for the Creative Industries. As governments’ across the UK push forward with their Covid-19 recovery plans, and we are starting to see wider domestic policy announcements, including where further investments might be made in our skills and employment system, it seems timely to debate our findings. A key question is what can be done to support individual people, and businesses in key sectors, like the creative economy, to progress in future? Investing in skills is an absolutely essential part of the solution, and the Creative Industries is one vital sector in the UK economy where action is even more pressing. Yet the risk is that Covid-19 will reduce the amount of training, skills development and lifelong learning at a time when we need it most.
The UK Creative Industries are one of our best exports, already having significantly influenced global culture for the better over the last two decades; whether it’s evident in our economic and employment growth rates pre-covid-19; or the impact and reach of our products. Its strength is spread across the country - from London’s Pinewood studios to Dundee’s thriving video games scene.
This event brings together key stakeholders from across the Creative Industries, from industry, Government, trade unions and wider practitioners. Its aim is to share insights from the first UK Creative Skills Monitor. The Monitor provides an over-arching assessment of the skills required and being developed in the Creative Economy, using the most up-to-date evidence from the UK’s national economic and labour market surveys, alongside wider research. Through this session, we will seek to discuss how we can respond to the most pressing employment and skills challenges facing the Creative Industries, and what improvements we can make to our skills and education system as well as working practices in the weeks, months and years ahead to protect and grow this crucial economic legacy.
Further details of the location, time and panellists to come soon…
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