Morning, Thursday, 28th March 2019
Broadway House Conference Centre, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NQ
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will examine the way forward for developing the skills needed by the UK’s creative industries - focusing on priorities for education in creative subjects, training and upskilling, and making the most of the Creative Industries Sector Deal.
The agenda considers options for strengthening the relationship between the creative industries and the education and training sector, in the context of initiatives set out in the Sector Deal, including the Creative Careers Programme.
Delegates will assess progress and consider what further steps are needed to meet the needs of the sector - including in the development of T-levels, tackling the decline in arts teaching in schools, improving careers advice provision, and looking at how effectively higher education is keeping up with developments.
Focusing on what more is needed to ensure that creative education is in sync with the requirements of business and industry, they will also discuss the way forward for delivering on the push for links between businesses, education and creatives.
Further sessions focus on key priorities for addressing future skills challenges in the creative industries.
Areas for discussion include aligning the framework for apprenticeships to suit the sector’s needs, challenges around upskilling employees already within the sector and identifying the most urgent skills gaps, promoting greater diversity and inclusiveness in the workforce, developing clear career pathways for the sector and reducing barriers to access for socio-economically excluded groups.
In the context of findings contained in the Bazalgette review, we expect a particular focus on the development of digital skills in the creative industries, as well as consideration of the structural impact of greater automation and AI on the employment landscape within the sector.
Delegates will assess concerns around Brexit and securing the talent pipeline from Europe, as well as considering issues around touring and temporary movement between the EU and UK.