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Skills for the Digital Economy

The Skills for the Digital Economy programme develops and delivers flexible, industry-led training to meet the needs of creative media employers and freelancers working or living in West Wales, the Valleys and North West Wales.

The programme is backed with £2.7m from the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Welsh Government, with the rest of the funds provided by Welsh broadcaster S4C, the trade association for independent producers in film and television in Wales, Teledwyr Annibynnol Cymru (TAC) and Creative Skillset Cymru.

What does Skills for the Digital Economy involve?

This four and a half year programme will support the creative economy in Wales, which has been identified by the Welsh Government a priority sector for business support.

The Skills for the Digital Economy programme is made up of two main stages:

Research

Creative Skillset Cymru conducts research on the current skills needs for the creative media workforce in the convergence region, which will inform the development and delivery of training provision.

If you are an employer or freelancer working in West Wales, the Valleys or North West Wales, and want to contribute to the research work we are doing in this convergence region, please register your interest at ESF@creativeskillset.org.

Click here to read the research

Training

Based on the skills priorities identified in the research, training is tendered out for training providers to deliver. If you are a training provider (FE, HE, private or voluntary) interested in delivering training for employers and freelancers in West Wales, the Valleys or North West Wales, please register your interest at ESF@creativeskillset.org

We work with training providers to run full time, part time and short courses. These courses are mainly aimed at industry professionals looking to upskill or make a career change, as well as new entrants to the industry. Our training schemes continuously adapt and develop according to industry needs.

All of our training courses are guided by our Industry Steering Group.

See the courses currently on offer

Another key aim of the programme is to address diversity and environmental sustainability issues the sector may currently face in the convergence region. This can include increasing gender equality, helping companies ‘green' their productions, or adopting green ICT.

Get in touch

If you have any queries relating to the Skills for the Digital Economy Programme please contact a member of the team below.

Rhidian Dafydd - Project Manager - Skills for the Digital Economy Programme

t: 02920 459 156
email: rhidiand@creativeskillset.org

Jane Davies - Project Co-ordinator - Skills for the Digital Economy Programme

t: 02920 459 154
email: janed@creativeskillset.org

Nerys Reynolds - Project Administrator - Skills for the Digital Economy Programme

t: 02920 459 155
email: nerysr@creativeskillset.org

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