Government announces £150 million sector deal for creative industries
This morning (28 March 2018) the Government published its Creative Industries Sector Deal, reinforcing the place of the creative industries at the heart of the Government's industrial strategy.
The deal contains commitments to action for both Government and industry across priority areas including clusters, innovation, access to finance, IP, skills, and trade. It will help creative industries to build on success, and drive further growth and jobs for the future.
Seetha Kumar, CEO of Creative Skillset commented on the sector deal:
It will be critical to continue to have a skilled workforce to underpin the £150 million funding in UK’s cultural and creative businesses announced by the Government.
Creative Skillset looks forward to working with industry to deliver that skills and training as well as helping introduce more young people to the possibilities of a career in screen. A comprehensive careers service is already part of the Future Film Skills strategy Creative Skillset is delivering for the BFI and we are pleased to see recognition of the importance of good careers advice in today’s announcement.
Investment of £33 million in immersive technologies such as virtual reality video games will support the growth of the screen industries in new and exciting directions and there will be a corresponding need for skills and training to keep up with this technological innovation."
Creative Skillset, the industry-led body for skills in the screen industries, is contributing to buoyant growth in the sector by identifying skills needs, responding to shortages, investing in careers guidance and ensuring training is relevant to build a skilled workforce for today and tomorrow.